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Eimear Rutherford

Exploring research in rare lung diseases

Eimear Rutherford

Eimear Rutherford

PhD student, Cambridge Institute of Medical Research (CIMR)


Eimear is currently a PhD student at the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research (CIMR). She has a degree in Biotechnology from the National University of Ireland in Galway. 

Eimear’s talk
Eimear joins a panel discussion with fellow researchers at CIMR, Dr. Jennifer Dickens, Nikita Zubkov, and Professor Stefan Marciniak and will all talk about their research into rare lung diseases at the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research. The panel will be compered by Public Engagement Coordinator, Jess Bartlet, and will be open for audience questions.

Who is your hero and why?
Dr. Jennifer Doudna, who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for co-inventing a ground-breaking technology for gene editing. It was fascinating to see the news of her discovery whilst I was in school, and now, to be able to use the technology in my PhD.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
At the seaside in Ireland. I grew up by the beach and spent every weekend swimming in the sea.

What is your greatest achievement?
Being offered a PhD in Cambridge with a great supervisor.

What is your wish for the future of rare disease?
My hope is that research and development into rare diseases continues to push boundaries of medical knowledge and we can understand how to apply new technologies in therapeutics.