David Sheehan

University College Cork, Ireland


David Sheehan received his B.S. degree in biochemistry (first class honors) from the University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, in 1980, Ph.D. degree in biochemistry (TCD), in 1985, and D.S. degree for published work, National University of Ireland, in 2009. He got a Higher Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2005 (UCC). From 1989 to 2007, he was a Lecturer, a Senior Lecturer, and an Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. His research mainly worked on properties and applications of proteins, especially enzymes and pioneered use of detoxification enzymes as biomarkers of chemical pollution in ecotoxicology and, more recently, in developing and applying redox proteomics methods to ecotoxicology. These approaches reveal damage to proteins arising from exposure to chemical pollution. He published 85 peer-reviewed papers and 4 books. In 2009, he published Two-Dimensional Electrophoresis Protocols (Springer; Sheehan and Tyther) and Physical Biochemistry: Principles and Applications (Wileys; Second Edition). Moreover, he was an Editorial Advisor of Biochemical Journal (1999–2009), an Editorial Board Member for the Essays in Biochemistry (Portland Press) (2002–2009), a Committee Member of the British Biophysical Society (since 2003), an Editorial Board Member for the Drug Testing and Analysis (since 2008), an Editorial Board Member for the Toxins (since 2009), and an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Proteomics (since 2009). His grant reviewing includes the National Science Foundation (US), the Alzheimer's Association (US), Wellcome Trust (UK), Natural and Environmental Research Council (UK), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK), and the EU. From 1997 to 2004, he was the Director of the Graduate Program in Biotechnology, and in 2002, he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition, he supervised 14 Ph.D. and 15 M.S. theses.

Biography Updated on 6 December 2009

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