Deirdre oversees all cellular and molecular biology operations to support drug research and development programs at Glycomine. She is directly responsible for all activities related to recombinant protein production and development of biochemical and cellular assays. Previous to Glycomine, Deirdre led molecular and cell biology efforts in studies of early events in HIV-1/SIV infection at Northwestern University. Her expertise in glycobiology comes from studies of glycosylation of the neural cell adhesion molecule. Deirdre obtained a B.A. in Genetics from Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from University of Illinois at Chicago.