Prof. Ann Cullinane
Dr Ann Cullinane
1982 M.V.B. (Honours) University College Dublin, Faculty Veterinary Medicine
1987 Ph.D. University of Glasgow
1987-present Head of Virology Unit, Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland
1986 – 1987 Visiting Scientist at Applied Biotechnology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
1985 – 1986 Research Associate at the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge University, U.K. (Funded by the British Horserace Betting Levy Board).
1982 – 1985 Ph.D project at the Medical Research Council Institute of Virology, Glasgow University. (Financed by the British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
2007- Appointed Adjunct Professor University of Limerick
2009 - Designated OIE expert for Equine Influenza
2011 - Chairperson of the OIE Expert Surveillance Panel for Equine Influenza
2015 – Designated OIE expert for Equine Rhinopneumonitis
2017- Appointed Adjunct Professor University College Dublin
2018 - Appointed to OIE Biological Standard Commission
Published over 70 papers in peer reviewed journals.
Laboratory Experience with Biological Standards
Management of laboratories dedicated to serology, tissue culture, virus isolation, molecular diagnostics and sequencing including OIE reference laboratories (1987-present)
Study director/principal investigator for vaccine GLP safety and GCP efficacy studies (1996-present)
Test validation for bovine and equine diagnostic assays to ISO17025 (2009-present)
In vitro and in vivo evaluation of genetically modified viruses as candidate vaccines (2005-2009)
Test validation for on- site molecular assays at International Equestrian Events (2016)
Preparation of reference standards for PCR and serology by experimental challenge of ponies (2016)
Validation of an RT-PCR test to OIE standard (2015-2017)