Dr Jennifer Connolly joined Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in March 2015 as Assistant Professor of Physiology. She completed her undergraduate studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) where she earned a BSc (hons) in Biomedical Science in 2005. She was awarded a PhD in Reproductive Physiology from the Department of Physiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) in 2010. Her doctoral work focused on investigating the effects of enhancement of oxygenation on the in vitro growth and development of ovarian follicles. She has recently completed a graduate certificate in Higher Education Leadership with DeVry University.
Dr. Connolly completed a postdoctoral research fellowship focused on the etiology of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) within the Institute of Reproductive Biology and Development (IRDB) in Imperial College London. She also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship focused on the use of nanoparticles and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) in oral and oropharyngeal cancer theragnostics. This research was conducted within the Nanobiophotonics and Imaging Group in the School of Physics in NUIG and the Singapore Bio-imaging Consortium (SBIC).