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).
Reproductive & Basic Physiology
- PhD in Reproductive Physiology
- Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership
- BSc in Biomedical Science
- Adtalem Ron Taylor Award, 2017
- IRCSET Government of Ireland Scholar, 2006-2009
- International Association of Medical Sciences Educators (IAMSE)
- American Physiological Society (APS)
- Society of Reproduction and Fertility (SRF)
- Physiological Society (Physoc)
- Connolly JM, Davies K, Dockery P, Wheatley AM, Olivo M and Keogh I (2016) Non-invasive and label-free detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma using saliva surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and multivariate analysis. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. 12 (6) 1593-1601.
- Connolly JM, Kane MT, Quinlan LR, Dockery P and Hynes AC (2015) Hypoxia limits mouse follicle growth in vitro. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 28 (10) 1570-1579.
- Davies K, Connolly JM, Dockery P, Wheatley AM, Olivo M and Keogh I (2015) Point of care optical diagnostic technologies for the detection of oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Surgeon. 13 (6) 321-329.
- Davies K, Connolly JM, Lang Y, Owens P, Dockery P, Olivo M, Keogh I (2015) Point of care optical diagnostic technology: using saliva as a molecular fingerprint for the early detection of oral and oropharyngeal (SCC). Irish Journal of medicine Science. 184 (10) 423.
- Connolly JM, Raghavan V, Owens P, Wheatley AM, Keogh I, Dockery P and Olivo M (2014) Nanogold-based photosensitizer probes for dual-modal bioimaging and therapy of cancer. Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology 5 (6) 249.
- Raghavan V, Connolly JM, Fan HM, Dockery P, Wheatley AM, Keogh I and Olivo M (2014) Gold nanosensitizers for multimodal optical diagnostic imaging and therapy of cancer. Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology 5 (6) 238.
- Davies K, Connolly JM, Owens P, Lang Y, Dockery P, Olivo M, Keogh I (2014) Novel nanogold SERS based photosensitizers as optical diagnostic probes for oral cancer. Irish Journal of Medical Science. 183, S234-S234.