Tara joined Avellino Labs in 2016 and is concurrently Director of the Biomedical
Research Institute at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. She is a Harvard graduate
with a wealth of experience working in universities and laboratories across the United
Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed
international research articles, numerous book chapters, and 2 books. The focus of
Tara’s research is the optimization of gene silencing and gene editing to target the
causative mutation in a personalized medicine approach to the treatment or prevention of
corneal dystrophy. Her awarded degrees include BSc (First Class Hons), PhD, NTF, FHEA,