Dr. Schellekens is a Lecturer in the department of Anatomy & Neuroscience since 2014 and a funded investigator with APC Microbiome Ireland. She received a PhD in Pharmacy from the University College Cork, Ireland and an MSc in Biology and Medical Biology from the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She was awarded a Marie Curie Host Fellowship for Transfer of Knowledge (TOK) in 2006. She has gained considerable experience in the pharmaceutical industry in R&D and drug discovery at Organon NV (Akzo Nobel) in The Netherlands and at Eirx therapeutics, Ireland. Harriet has an h-index of 17 (google scholar) and has published over 45 peer-reviewed publications with >1400 citations and 4 book chapters.