Ronan gained his Bachelor of Science in Genetics with first class honours from University College Cork, Ireland in 2010 and was awarded the title of College Scholar. In autumn 2010, Ronan was awarded an Irish Research Council PhD Scholarship to study novel biofilm inhibition strategies against the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the lab of Professor Fergal O’Gara. In 2014, Ronan joined the research group of Professor Alain Filloux at the MRC Centre for Bacteriology and Infection at Imperial College London. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ronan interrogated the second messenger signalling cascades that govern the biofilm mode of growth in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Following on from his time at Imperial College Ronan joined the Microbiology Department at the Animal and Plant Health Agency where he used host transcriptomics and pathway analysis to profile the host response to infection. In 2018, he joined the Biosciences Division in Brunel University to continue his analysis of interactions at the host pathogen interface.
BB2716- Medical Microbiology- Lecturer
BB2802- Primary Literature Interrogation and Synthesis
Newest selected publications
Reen, J., Gutierrez Barranquero, JA., McCarthy, R., Scarciglia, S., Woods, DF., Fog Nielsen, K., (2019) 'Quorum sensing signalling alters virulence potential and population dynamics in complex microbiome-host interactomes'. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10. pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 1664-302X Open Access Linket al.
McCarthy, RR., Ullah, MW., Booth, P., Pei, E. and Yang, G. (2019) 'The use of bacterial polysaccharides in bioprinting'. Biotechnology Advances, 37 (8). pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 0734-9750 Open Access Link
McCarthy, R., Everett, H., Graham, SP., Steinbach, F. and Crooke, HR. (2019) 'Head Start Immunity: Characterising the early protection of C strain vaccine against subsequent classical swine fever virus infection'. Frontiers in Immunology, 10. pp. 1 - 34. ISSN: 1664-3224 Open Access Link
McCarthy, R., Ullah, MW., Pei, E. and Yang, G. (2019) 'Antimicrobial Inks: The Anti-Infective Applications of Bioprinted Bacterial Polysaccharides'. Trends in Biotechnology, 37 (11). pp. 1155 - 1159. ISSN: 0167-7799 Open Access Link
McCarthy, R., Filloux, A., Yu, M., Eilers, K., Wang, Y-C. and Lai, E-M. (2019) 'Cyclic di‐GMP inactivates T6SS and T4SS activity in Agrobacterium tumefaciens'. Molecular Microbiology, 2019 (0). pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 0950-382X Open Access Link