Luke Flanagan


I am a second year student in General Science, Trinity College Dublin. My second year modules include “Cell Structure and Function”, “Vertebrate form and function”, “Metabolism”, “Evolution”, “Microbiology”, “Evolution”, “Behaviour”, “Infection and Immunity”, as well as two Semesters of Geology.

My interests focus on cellular and genetic structure, function, communication methods, regeneration and reproduction of cells, or lack thereof, in the brain, sense organs, and the rest of the body.

I joined Dr Whelan’s lab in May 2017 as an Intern where I assisted in several research projects including an SFI-funded project on the “Neural correlates of nicotine abstinence in humans” and “The effect of binge drinking in adults” funded by the European Foundation for Alcohol Research. I began working as a part time Research Assistant in October of the same year, working on the same projects.