Dr Eilis Dowd

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway

Dr Eilís Dowd received her PhD at the University of Edinburgh, UK, after which she completed post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, UK, McGill University, Canada and Cardiff University, UK. She then returned to her home country of Ireland in 2005 to take-up a tenured position as Lecturer in Pharmacology at National University of Ireland, Galway.

Eilís was President of Neuroscience Ireland, Ireland's official neuroscience society, from 2017-2019, and President of the Network for European CNS Transplantation and Restoration (NECTAR) from 2014-2018.

She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and Chairs the FENS Communications Committee. She is also Associate Editor of Neuronal Signaling, Section Editor of the European Journal of Neuroscience, and Editorial Board member at the British Journal of Pharmacology.