Research Profile

Siobhan Cusack

Biography

Research Interests

My research interests are focused in the area of healthy ageing, in particular the role of the microbiota in promoting and supporting health in later life (see publication list).

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2003)'The effect of bovine whey protein on ectopic bone formation in young growing rats'
Kelly, O,Cusack, S,Cashman, KD; (2003) 'The effect of bovine whey protein on ectopic bone formation in young growing rats'. British Journal of Nutrition, 90 :557-564 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'The effect of conjugated linoleic acid on transepithelial calcium transport and mediators of paracellular permeability in human intestinal-like Caco-2 cells'
Jewell, C,Cusack, S,Cashman, KD; (2005) 'The effect of conjugated linoleic acid on transepithelial calcium transport and mediators of paracellular permeability in human intestinal-like Caco-2 cells'. Journal of Prostaglandins, 72 :163-171 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Olfactory function in people with genetic risk of dementia'
Salerno-Kennedy R, Cusack S, Cashman KD; (2005) 'Olfactory function in people with genetic risk of dementia'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 174 (4):46-50 [Details]
(2005)'Olfactory function in people with genetic risk of dementia'
Salerno-Kennedy, R,Cusack, S,Cashman, KD; (2005) 'Olfactory function in people with genetic risk of dementia'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 174 :46-50 [Details]
(2005)'The effect of conjugated linoleic acid on the viability and metabolism of human osteoblast-like cells'
Cusack, S,Jewell, C,Cashman, KD; (2005) 'The effect of conjugated linoleic acid on the viability and metabolism of human osteoblast-like cells'. Journal of Prostaglandins, 72 :29-39 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Vitamin D and estrogen receptor-alpha genotype and indices of bone mass and bone turnover in Danish girls'
Cusack S, Molgaard C, Michaelsen KF, Jakobsen J, Lamberg-Allardt CJ, Cashman KD. J Bone ; (2006) 'Vitamin D and estrogen receptor-alpha genotype and indices of bone mass and bone turnover in Danish girls'. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, 24 :239-239 [Details]
(2006)'Vitamin D and estrogen receptor-alpha genotype and indices of bone mass and bone turnover in Danish girls'
Cusack, S,Molgaard, C,Michaelsen, KF,Jakobsen, J,Lamberg-Allardt, CJE,Cashman, KD; (2006) 'Vitamin D and estrogen receptor-alpha genotype and indices of bone mass and bone turnover in Danish girls'. Rna-A Publication of The Rna Society, 24 :329-336 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The human intestinal microbiota, diet and health From infancy to old age'
Cusack, S,O'Toole, PW; (2010) 'The human intestinal microbiota, diet and health From infancy to old age'. Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech, 21 :32-35 [Details]
(2011)'Composition, variability, and temporal stability of the intestinal microbiota of the elderly'
Claesson MJ, Cusack S, O'Sullivan O, Greene-Diniz R, de Weerd H, Flannery E, Marchesi JR, Falush D, Dinan T, Fitzgerald G, Stanton C, van Sinderen D, O'Connor M, Harnedy N, O'Connor K, Henry C, O'Mahony D, Fitzgerald AP, Shanahan F, Twomey C, Hill C, Ross RP, O'Toole PW (2011) 'Composition, variability, and temporal stability of the intestinal microbiota of the elderly'. Proceedings of The National Academy of Science Usa, [Details]
(2012)') Older people and laxative use: comparison between community and long term care settings'
Cusack, S., Day, M.R., Wills, T., and Coffey, A (2012) ') Older people and laxative use: comparison between community and long term care settings'. British Journal of Community Nursing, [Details]
(2012)'Alterations in intestinal microbiota of elderly Irish subjects post-antibiotic therapy'
O'Sullivan, O.,Coakley, M.,Lakshminarayanan, B.,Conde, S.,Claesson, M. J.,Cusack, S.,Fitzgerald, A. P.,O'Toole, P. W.,Stanton, C.,Ross, R. P. (2012) 'Alterations in intestinal microbiota of elderly Irish subjects post-antibiotic therapy'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy,   [Details]
(2013)'Challenges and Implications for Biomedical Research and Intervention Studies in Older Populations: Insights from the ELDERMET Study'
Cusack, S and O'Toole PW (on behalf of the ELDERMET consortium) (2013) 'Challenges and Implications for Biomedical Research and Intervention Studies in Older Populations: Insights from the ELDERMET Study'. Journal of Gerontology, 59 (Doi: 10.1159/0003431):114-121 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'The effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including conjugated linoleic acid, on calcium absorption and bone metabolism and composition in young growing rats'
Kelly O, Cusack S, Jewell C, Cashman KD.; (2003) 'The effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including conjugated linoleic acid, on calcium absorption and bone metabolism and composition in young growing rats'. British Journal of Nutrition, 90 (4):743-750 [Details]
(2003)'The effect of bovine whey protein on ectopic bone formation in young growing rats. '
Kelly O, Cusack S, Cashman KD.; (2003) 'The effect of bovine whey protein on ectopic bone formation in young growing rats. '. British Journal of Nutrition, 90 (3):557-564 [Details]
(2003)'Impact of genetic variation on metabolic response of bone to diet'
Cusack S, Cashman KD.; (2003) 'Impact of genetic variation on metabolic response of bone to diet'. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society, 62 (4):901-912 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2007)PHYTOS Consortium
Seamans, KM; Cusack, S; Cashman, KD ; (2007) Oestrogen receptor genotype and response of bone-health indices to dietary phyto-oestrogen intervention in European post-menopausal women . In: Proceeding of the Nutrition Society eds. PHYTOS Consortium [Details]
(2011)RCSI International Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin
Wills, T. Bantry White, E. Ni Laoire, C., O'Connor, E.,Cusack, S., Huan, Y (2011) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community dwelling older people in Ireland RCSI International Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2011)CARDI International Research Conference
Bantry White, E. Ni Laoire, C. O'Connor, E., Cusack, S. & Haun, Y. Wills, T. (2011) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community dwelling older people in Ireland CARDI International Research Conference [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2011)Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in Ireland.
Bantry White, E., Ni Laoire, C., Wills, T., O'Connor, E., Cusack, S. & Huan, Y.; (2011) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in Ireland. Centre for Ageing Research and Developments in Ireland, Belfast. [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2003)Lack of association between vitamin D receptor or estrogen receptor genotypes and bone mineral content or bone mineral density in young Danish females.
Cusack, S,Molgaard, C,Michaelsen, KF,Cashman, KD (2003) Lack of association between vitamin D receptor or estrogen receptor genotypes and bone mineral content or bone mineral density in young Danish females. Abstract [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2003)Impact of genetic variation on metabolic response of bone to diet.
Cusack, S,Cashman, KD (2003) Impact of genetic variation on metabolic response of bone to diet. Other [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2011)Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin,
Wills, T. Bantry White, E. Ni Laoire, C. O'Connor, E. Cusack, S. & Huan, Y. (2011) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amonst community-dwelling older people in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin , 10-NOV-11 - 10-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)CARDI International Research Conference,
Wills, T. Bantry White, E. Ni Laoire, C. O'Connor, E., Cusack, S. Huan, Y. (2011) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], CARDI International Research Conference, Dublin , 02-NOV-11 - 03-NOV-11. [Details]
(2010)All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association Annual Conference,
Cusack S. (2010) The cornerstones of healthy ageing. [Poster Presentation], All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association Annual Conference, Ireland , 03-JUN-13 - 03-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association Annual Conference,
Cusack S (2010) Diet, microbiota and the promotion of health in older Irish adults. [Invited Oral Presentation], All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association Annual Conference, Ireland , 03-MAR-10 - 03-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010)Translational Health Research Conference,
Cusack S (2010) Compositional analysis of the human gut microbiota in elderly Irish subjects. [Oral Presentation], Translational Health Research Conference, Ireland , 16-JUN-10 - 16-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Microbes and Health Sackler Colloquium,
Claesson MJ; Cusack S; O'Sullivan O; Greene-Diniz R; de Weerd H; Flannery E; Marchesi JR; Falush D; Dinan T; Fitzgerald G; Stanton C; van Sinderen D; O'Connor M; Harnedy N; O'Connor K; Henry C; O'Mahony D; Fitzgerald AP; Shanahan F; Twomey C; Hill C; Ross RP; O'Toole PW (2010) Composition, variability, and temporal stability of the intestinal microbiota of the elderly. [Oral Presentation], Microbes and Health Sackler Colloquium, USA , 01-SEP-10 - 01-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009)39th Annual Research Conference: Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences,
Cusack S (2009) Gut microbiota as an indicator and agent of nutritional health in elderly Irish adults. [Oral Presentation], 39th Annual Research Conference: Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Ireland , 03-SEP-09 - 04-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)Translational Health Research Conference,
Cusack S. (2009) The ELDERMET project. [Poster Presentation], Translational Health Research Conference, Ireland , 24-MAR-09 - 24-JUN-13. [Details]
(2009)38th Annual Research Conference: Food, Nutrition and Consumer Science,
Cusack, S (2009) The ELDERMET project. [Poster Presentation], 38th Annual Research Conference: Food, Nutrition and Consumer Science, Ireland , 04-SEP-13 - 04-SEP-09. [Details]
(2007)Proceeding of the Nutrition Society eds. PHYTOS Consortium,
Seamans KM; Cusack S; Cashman KD (2007) Oestrogen receptor genotype and response of bone-health indices to dietary phyto-oestrogen intervention in European post-menopausal women. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Proceeding of the Nutrition Society eds. PHYTOS Consortium, Ireland , 01-MAR-07 - 02-MAR-07. [Details]
(2003)Proceedings of the Nutrition Society,
Cusack S; Jewell C., Cashman KD (2003) The effect of conjugated linoleic acid on viability and metabolic activity of human SaOS-2 osteoblastic cells. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Ireland , 01-SEP-03 - 02-SEP-03. [Details]
(2001)Proceedings of the Nutrition Society,
Cusack S; Jewell C., Cashman KD (2001) The Effect of Estrogen and Selected Phytoestrogens on Osteoblast-like Cell Viability. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Ireland , 01-SEP-02 - 02-SEP-01. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Microbiology, University College Cork ELDERMET Clinical and Project Coordinator01-JUL-09 / 02-DEC-11
University College Cork APC Education and Outreach Team01-JUN-07 / 01-JUN-09
University College Cork Science Foundation Ireland Research Administrator01-FEB-06 / 01-MAY-07
Transgenic Bacteriology Lab, University College Cork Research officer01-JAN-04 / 31-JAN-06
Virus Reference Laboratory, University College Cork Laboratory Technician01-JUN-99 / 01-SEP-00

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2004University College Cork PHDNutritional Genomics
1999University of Dublin, Trinity College MScMolecular Haematology
1999University of Dublin, Trinity College Postgraduate DiplomaStatistics
1996University of Dublin, Trinity College BAGenetics (BA, Moderatorship)

Contact details

  • Siobhan Cusack
    Senior Research Officer
  • s.cusack@ucc.ie
  • Vice President For Research & Innovation
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    Food Science Building
  • 021 490 3116

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