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Grace Callagy, MD, PhD

National University of Ireland – Galway, Ireland


Grace Callagy is a Professor of Pathology at NUI Galway and Consultant pathologist at Galway University Hospitals, Ireland. She obtained her MB from NUI Galway. She did her professional training in general medicine in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin and then commenced in pathology on the North Dublin Hospitals Rotation and at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK.  Professor Callagy received her PhD degree from the University of Cambridge in 2004 where she worked in Professor Carlos Caldas’ laboratory on the molecular profiling of breast cancer. In 2004, she returned to Galway. Practicing as a consultant Histopathologist, her special interest is breast cancer. The research of her group is focused on studying molecular events involved in breast cancer, and in triple negative breast cancer, in particular, the identification and validation of biomarkers as targets for diagnosis, prognostication, and prediction of response to treatment of breast cancer.  


Professor Callagy is a member of the European Working Group of Breast Screening Pathology and a member of the United Kingdom National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology and a member of the Molecular Pathology Subcommittee of the Faculty of Pathology, RCPI. She has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Breast cancer Campaign (2011 – 2014); on the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland committee, (January 2008 – 2010); and was a Committee member of the Irish Association for Cancer Research (March 2009 – March 2013).  

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