James Harte is an early-career Medical Scientist, with a strong desire to leave a positive, long-lasting impression on clinical decision-making through a combination of laboratory medicine, advanced practice and academic research. In 2019, James graduated from Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork with a first-class honours degree in Biomedical Science. Most recently, James was awarded his Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Practice, and is currently working in the Haematology Department at Cork University Hospital.
James has a well-documented history of independent, interdisciplinary research, including a prestigious, internationally competitive Amgen Scholarship (2018) at the University of Cambridge. Closer to home, James has been actively researching traditional and novel haematology parameters in COVID-19 at Cork University Hospital.
Under the Lilly Research Scholarship, James is delighted to continue his academic and scientific career as a doctoral researcher in 2021. His PhD research aims to investigate the role of a novel gamma-secretase substrate in the pathogenesis of SARS-coronavirus-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, in an effort to define molecular pathways for SARS-coronavirus-2 transmission and therapeutic intervention.