Professor of Transplant Biology


Matt Griffin is Professor of Transplant Biology in the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Consultant Nephrologist at Galway University Hospitals. His interests lie in the immunological mechanisms underlying kidney disease and organ transplant complications, as well as the role of stem cell therapies in suppressing harmful immune responses. His laboratory examines how insights gained from the field of organ transplantation can be applied to achieve better success with off-the-shelf stem cell therapies. Prof Griffin qualified in Medicine from University College Cork, Ireland in 1988 and trained and worked in Nephrology, Transplantation and Experimental Immunology in the University of Chicago and Mayo Clinic in the United States before joining the REMEDI faculty in 2008. Prof Griffin is collaborating with the Molecular Parasitology group to gain new insights into the mechanisms in which parasitic worms modulate the host immune system with an end goal of developing future treatment strategies for kidney disease, transplant loss and other immune-mediated diseases.