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Dr. Nollaig Bourke

Ussher Assistant Professor (Medical Gerontology)


  Age related diseases   AGEING   AGE-RELATED-CHANGES   Angiogenesis, oncology, cardiovascular biology, inflammation   Biomarkers of disease   BLOODBORNE VIRUSES   CELLULAR IMMUNE-RESPONSE   CHRONIC INFLAMMATION   CYTOKINE GENES   Cytokine modulation of immune responses   Cytokine signalling   Disease Prevention   GENE REGULATION   GENE-EXPRESSION   GENOMICS   HEPATITIS-C VIRUS   Hormones   HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)   Immune system   Infectious Diseases   Inflammation   Molecular basis to inflammation and innate immunity   REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES   TYPE I INTERFERONS   VIRUS INFECTION   VIRUS-INFECTED PATIENTS
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Irish Society of Immunology 2008
Society for Mucosal Immunology 2016 2018
International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS) 2014
Victorian Infection and Immunity Network, Australia 2012 2017
Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research (ACH2) 2013 2015
Bourke NM, Achilles SL, Huang SU, Cumming HE, Lim SS, Papageorgiou I, Gearing LJ, Chapman R, Thakore S, Mangan NE, Mesiano S, Hertzog PJ, Spatiotemporal regulation of human IFN" and innate immunity in the female reproductive tract., JCI insight, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Townsend L, Dyer AH, Naughton A, Imangaliyev S, Dunne J, Kiersey R, Holden D, Mooney A, Leavy D, Ridge K, Sugrue J, Aldoseri M, Kelliher JH, Ní Cheallaigh C, Severe COVID-19 is characterised by inflammation and immature myeloid cells early in disease progression, Heliyon, 8, (4), 2022, pe09230 - e09236, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Dyer AH, Noonan C, McElheron M, Batten I, Reddy C, Connolly E, Pierpoint R, Murray C, Leonard A, Higgins C, Reilly P, Boran G, Phelan T, McCormack W, O'Neill D, Fallon A, Brady G, O'Farrelly C, Bourke NM, Kennelly SP., Previous SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Age, and Frailty Are Associated With 6-Month Vaccine-Induced Anti-Spike Antibody Titer in Nursing Home Residents, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Bourke, Nollaig M and Achilles, Sharon L and Huang, Stephanie U-Shane and Cumming, Helen E and Lim, San S and Papageorgiou, Irene and Gearing, Linden J and Chapman, Ross and Thakore, Suruchi and Mangan, Niamh E and Mesiano, Sam and Hertzog, Paul J, Spatiotemporal regulation of human IFNε and innate immunity in the female reproductive tract, JCI insight, 2022, pe135407 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dyer AH, Fallon A, Noonan C, Dolphin H, O'Farrelly C, Bourke NM, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Managing The Impact Of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities: An Update, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Posseme, Celine and Llibre, Alba and Charbit, Bruno and Bondet, Vincent and Rouilly, Vincent and Saint-André, Violaine and Boussier, Jeremy and Bergstedt, Jacob and Smith, Nikaïa and Townsend, Liam and Sugrue, Jamie A and Ní Cheallaigh, Clíona and Conlon, Niall and Rotival, Maxime and Kobor, Michael S and Mottez, Estelle and Pol, Stanislas and Patin, Etienne and Albert, Matthew L and Quintana-Murci, Lluis and Duffy, Darragh and {Milieu Intérieur Consortium, Early IFNβ secretion determines variable downstream IL-12p70 responses upon TLR4 activation, Cell reports, 39, (13), 2022, p110989 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Manry J, Bastard P, Gervais A, Le Voyer T, Rosain J, Philippot Q, Michailidis E, Hoffmann HH, Eto S, Garcia-Prat M, Bizien L, Parra-Martínez A, Yang R, Haljasmägi L, Migaud M, Särekannu K, Maslovskaja J, de Prost N, Tandjaoui-Lambiotte Y, Luyt CE, Amador-Borrero B, Gaudet A, Poissy J, Morel P, Richard P, Cognasse F, Troya J, Trouillet-Assant S, Belot A, Saker K, Garçon P, Rivière JG, Lagier JC, Gentile S, Rosen LB, Shaw E, Morio T, Tanaka J, Dalmau D, Tharaux PL, Sene D, Stepanian A, Mégarbane B, Triantafyllia V, Fekkar A, Heath JR, Franco JL, Anaya JM, Solé-Violán J, Imberti L, Biondi A, Bonfanti P, Castagnoli R, Delmonte OM, Zhang Y, Snow AL, Holland SM, Biggs CM, Moncada-Vélez M, Arias AA, Lorenzo L, Boucherit S, Anglicheau D, Planas AM, Haerynck F, Duvlis S, Ozcelik T, Keles S, Bousfiha AA, El Bakkouri J, Ramirez-Santana C, Paul S, Pan-Hammarström Q, Hammarström L, Dupont A, Kurolap A, Metz CN, Aiuti A, Casari G, Lampasona V, Ciceri F, Barreiros LA, Dominguez-Garrido E, Vidigal M, Zatz M, van de Beek D, Sahanic S, Tancevski I, Stepanovskyy Y, Boyarchuk O, Nukui Y, Tsumura M, Vidaur L, Tangye SG, Burrel S, Duffy D, Quintana-Murci L, Klocperk A, Kann NY, Shcherbina A, Lau YL, Leung D, Coulongeat M, Marlet J, Koning R, Reyes LF, Chauvineau-Grenier A, Venet F, Monneret G, Nussenzweig MC, Arrestier R, Boudhabhay I, Baris-Feldman H, Hagin D, Wauters J, Meyts I, Dyer AH, Kennelly SP, Bourke NM, Halwani R, Sharif-Askari FS, Dorgham K, Sallette J, Sedkaoui SM, AlKhater S, Rigo-Bonnin R, Morandeira F, Roussel L, Vinh DC, Erikstrup C, Condino-Neto A, Prando C, Bondarenko A, Spaan AN, Gilardin L, Fellay J, Lyonnet S, Bilguvar K, Lifton RP, Mane S, HGID Lab, COVID Clinicians, COVID-STORM Clinicians, NIAID Immune Response to COVID Group, NH-COVAIR Study Group, Danish CHGE, Danish Blood Donor Study, St. James's Hospital, SARS CoV2 Interest Group, French COVID Cohort Study Group, Imagine COVID-Group, Milieu Intérieur Consortium, CoV-Contact Cohort, Amsterdam UMC Covid-19 Biobank Investigators, COVID Human Genetic Effort, CP-COVID-19 Group, CONSTANCES cohort, 3C-Dijon Study, Cerba Health-Care, Etablissement Français du Sang Study group, Anderson MS, Boisson B, Béziat V, Zhang SY, Andreakos E, Hermine O, Pujol A, Peterson P, Mogensen TH, Rowen L, Mond J, Debette S, de Lamballerie X, Burdet C, Bouadma L, Zins M, Soler-Palacin P, Colobran R, Gorochov G, Solanich X, Susen S, Martinez-Picado J, Raoult D, Vasse M, Gregersen PK, Piemonti L, Rodríguez-Gallego C, Notarangelo LD, Su HC, Kisand K, Okada S, Puel A, Jouanguy E, Rice CM, Tiberghien P, Zhang Q, Casanova JL, Abel L, Cobat A., The risk of COVID-19 death is much greater and age dependent with type I IFN autoantibodies., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119, (21), 2022, pe2200413119 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Caron, Barthelemy and Patin, Etienne and Rotival, Maxime and Charbit, Bruno and Albert, Matthew L and Quintana-Murci, Lluis and Duffy, Darragh and Rausell, Antonio and {Milieu Intérieur Consortium, Integrative genetic and immune cell analysis of plasma proteins in healthy donors identifies novel associations involving primary immune deficiency genes, Genome medicine, 14, (1), 2022, p28 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Duffy D, SMITH N, Possémé C, Bondet V, Sugrue J, Townsend L, Charbit B, Rouilly V, Saint-André V, Dott T, Pozo AR, Yatim N, Schwartz O, Bourke N, Defective type I interferon immunity is associated with increasing COVID-19 severity, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dyer AH, Batten I, Reddy C, Townsend L, Woods CP, O'Neill D, Gibney J, Kennelly SP, Bourke NM, Neuropsychological Decrements in Midlife Type-2 Diabetes are Not Associated with Peripheral NLRP3 Inflammasome Responsiveness, Frontiers in Immunology, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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Ann Monaghan, Nollaig Bourke, Aisling O'Halloran, Mark Ward, Feng Xue, Glenn Jennings, Rose Anne Kenny and Roman Romero-Ortuno, New self-reported exhaustion during the COVID-19 Pandemic, TILDA Report, 2021, Report, PUBLISHED
De Looze, C., Ward, M., McDowell, C., Bourke, N., Kenny R.A., Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination: important learnings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Dublin, TILDA, December, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED


My research focuses on understanding how the immune system changes with age and the role immune dysregulation plays in age-related disease initiation and pathology. In particular, I am interested in investigating how the initiation and regulation of innate immune responses, such as inflammation and anti-viral immunity, change with age, with a focus on how these processed are related to biological ageing and age-associated physiological decline.