Team members

The lab was established in March 2019. Lab members will work to explore plant development and photosynthesis. Please get in touch if you would like to join the team.

Principle Investigator

Dr. Diarmuid  Ó Maoiléidigh

BBSRC David Phillips / Tenure Track Fellow

Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin, Rep. of Ireland
Postdoctoral research
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Trinity College Dublin, Rep. of Ireland

Postdoctoral researcher

Dr. Róisín Fattorini

Róisín joined the group in March 2021 as a postdoctoral researcher. She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, investigating the genes underlying petal spot development in a South African daisy species. Róisín has an MRes in Ecology and Evolution, and an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. She is interested in the regulation of floral organ photosynthesis and how these regulatory mechanisms vary between plant organs and species

Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin, Rep. of Ireland
Postdoctoral research
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Trinity College Dublin, Rep. of Ireland

BBSRC DTP PhD researcher

Mr. Jesse McCarthy

Jesse rejoined the group in October 2020 for his PhD research following his Master’s in Biological Sciences from the University of Liverpool. Jesse is interested floral organ photosynthesis and how transcription factors control this process is various species.

Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin, Rep. of Ireland
Postdoctoral research
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Trinity College Dublin, Rep. of Ireland

Undergraduate researcher

Mr. Connor Lord

Connor is doing his undergraduate project with us and is interested in how transcription factors regulate different aspects of photosynthesis.


Former team members