Postdoctoral researcher, Dublin City University

Niamh Hunt

Niamh received her BSc in Genetics and Cell Biology in 2013, followed by her PhD earlier this year in Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. She carried out her PhD with Professor Christine Loscher as a part of Food for Health Ireland’s (FHI) Phase 2 project. FHI combines world-class science and industry expertise to improve health through innovation of food. Her role within the Infant Nutrition research group with FHI involves identifying novel cow’s milk compounds with beneficial immunomodulatory properties, of which proof of concept and efficacy has been demonstrated in both food allergy and inflammatory gut model systems. Niamh is currently continuing her research with FHI, as a postdoctoral researcher, in the hope to further explore the immunomodulatory mechanisms of these compounds and to identify the specific bioactive peptide sequences responsible for the health benefits observed.