Fergus Shanahan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Director of the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at University College Cork (UCC) Ireland. He is a University College Dublin graduate. After internship and residency in internal medicine in Dublin, Shanahan trained in Clinical Immunology at McMaster University, Canada (1981-1983) and in Gastroenterology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA; 1983-1985). He has been awarded Fellowships from the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Canada and the United Kingdom and the Fellowship of the American College of Physicians. Before returning to Ireland in 1993 Shanahan was Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure at UCLA. He has published over 350 scientific articles and several books. His interests are in the area of mucosal immunology, gut microbiota, inflammatory bowel disease, and most things that affect the human experience. Shanahan lives in Kinsale, Cork with his wife Nora and their three children.
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