Professor Steve Safrany

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Area of expertise

Inositol phosphate effects and metabolism; receptor pharmacology; anti-cancer drugs; Nudix hydrolase enzymes; phytases; cellular signaling; sigma-1 receptors; sigma-2 receptors; aspirin analogues.


  • PhD Biochemical Pharmacology, Leicester University Medical School, 1993.
  • BSc(Hons)DIS Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Loughborough University of Technology, 1988.

Research highlights

  • 10/99 – 09/07 Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • Personal grants of approx. £850,000; over 40 full peer-reviewed papers; H-index of 24; 1350+ citations

Professional affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Biochemical Society
  • British Pharmacological Society

Current areas of activity

  • Junior cycle, medical curriculum
  • BSc(Hons) nursing