Dr George McKerr
Senior Lecturer School of Biomedical Sciences University of Ulster

George McKerr

Academic and Professional Qualifications

1976: BSc (Hons) Zoology, Queen's University of Belfast
1985: PhD Parasitology.

Career History
1990 - present: Director of Bio-Imaging
1984 - present: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Ulster
1979 - 1984: Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, Ulster Polytechnic.

Teaching and Learning Activities
Microscopy, Immunohistochemistry.

Research Interests
Developmental neurobiology, tumour biology, single receptor site pharmacology and cell ion signalling.

Three Recent Publications

1. Zhao XJ, McKerr G, Dong Z, Higgins CA, Carson J, Yang ZQ and Hannigan BM. Expression of oestrogen and progesterone receptors by mast cells alone, but not lymphocytes, macrophages or other immune cells in human upper airways. Thorax 56: 205-211, 2001.

2. Smith AG and McKerr G. Tritiated thymidine ([3H]-TdR) and immunocytochemical tracing of cellular fate within the asexually dividing cestode Mesocestoides vogae (syn.M. corti). Parasitology 121: 105-110, 2000.

3. Rollan A, Ward T, Flynn G, McKerr G, McHale L and McHale AP. Use of real-time confocal laser scanning microscopy to study immediate effects of photodynamic activation on photosensitised erythrocytes. Cancer Letters 101: 165-169, 1996.