Garry Duffy is a graduate in Anatomy from the National University of Ireland, Galway (2002). His PhD was in the area of adult stem cell therapeutics for cardiovascular disease under the supervision of Prof. Frank Barry in the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) in NUIG. In June, 2006, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to carry out research in cardiovascular tissue engineering and stem cell biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Robert M. Nerem. He joined the Anatomy Department at the Royal College of Surgeons as Lecturer in July 2008 and is a PI in the Tissue Engineering Research Group headed by Prof. Fergal O’Brien.
His current research focusing on stem cell and gene therapies for cardiovascular disease is funded by Enterprise Ireland, the Health Research Board and Science Foundation Ireland. He was appointed as Principal Investigator in the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering in November 2009. In June, 2013, he was awarded a second Fulbright Scholarship to carry out research in advanced materials for cardiac regeneration at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in collaboration with Prof. Jeffrey Karp.
Dr. Duffy’s work in AMBER is under the Biomatarials Platform where he will continue to develop novel biomaterial carriers for biotherapeutics delivery to the heart.