Rob Flynn

My name is Rob Flynn and I am from Galway, Ireland. I acquired a BA in psychology from University College Dublin during which time I spent summers in Nice, France (2015) and New York (2016) working and travelling. Following my bachelor, I wanted to learn more about the fundamental underpinnings of many neurobiological diseases. To this end, I applied for the MSc in Fundamental Neuroscience at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. During this time I was introduced to a huge variety of topics, one of which was the fascinating area of epigenetics. Since my early years as an undergraduate, I bore an interest in schizophrenia. Accordingly, upon seeing the emerging body of research combining schizophrenia and epigenetic mechanisms, I wanted to become a part of it. As such, I conducted a 9 month internship at the complex disease epigenetics group under the supervision of Dr. Emma Dempster. During this time I worked with CRISPR based cell models. I am now employed under Prof. Jon Mill as a research technician. Currently, my primary role is to carry out Illumina methylation arrays for many of our collaborators. Regarding hobbies, I am a drummer. However, sadly, my drum kit is in Galway so I will have to remain separated from it until I stop moving around constantly! Secondly, I enjoy sports and train in the sport of Olympic weightlifting.