Esmeralda Herrero BSc. PhD


Esmeralda Herrero graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a BSc in Pharmacology and completed a PhD in Microbiology in University College Dublin. Her research investigated bacterial proteases and their role in prion decontamination and was filed into a UK patent in 2015. Following her PhD, Esmeralda worked for a year as research and development scientist for a novel biotech company before her role as scientific officer in virology in airmid healthgroup.

Esmeralda has over 5 years research experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, bacterial culturing, infectious assays, protein purification, protein biochemistry and laboratory management


Tristan Russell BSc. PhD


Tristan graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Microbiology. During his degree, Tristan completed a one-year internship at a pharmaceutical company where he gained experience of working in an industrial laboratory. Tristan moved to Ireland in 2014 after choosing to study for a PhD at University College Dublin. The PhD research used molecular biology techniques to study infectious disease, specifically host-virus interactions. Tristan recently graduated from his PhD and joined the virology team at airmid healthgroup in the spring of 2019.  


Kevin Ellison


Kevin is in his third year at DCU where he has been studying Genetics and Cell biology. He is working in the Environmental Chambers under the supervision of Jake Behan.


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airmid healthgroup welcomes Michigan State University Intern Dylan Johnston

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Michigan State University logoairmid healthgroup is pleased to announce Dylan Johnston will be joining the business team on an internship program for the next two months. Dylan will be entering his 4th year as an undergraduate at Michigan State University this fall. He is currently a double major in Biochemistry and Biotechnology with hopes to continue his education after his undergraduate career to achieve a masters in business administration. Dylan is very excited to be part of the Digital Content and Marketing team and will be helping to plan and deliver various sales and marketing initiatives.

Michigan State University is a public university with approximately 50,000 students from all 50 states in the United States as well as more than 140 other countries around the world. As America’s pioneer land-grant university, Michigan State University began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education to help bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, Michigan State is one of the top research universities in the world, as well as, on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the United States and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. Michigan State offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. US News and World Report currently ranks Michigan State as the 75th best university in the world.

Dylan is participating in the EUSA Global Internship Program, which works with over 55 universities worldwide and implements high quality academic internship programs that immerse students in new profession and linguistic cultures. We are very excited to have Dylan as part of the team this summer.

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