Dr Diane Lees-Murdock

Senior Lecturer

School of Biomedical Sciences

Coleraine campus

Room W1085,
Cromore Road,
Co. Londonderry,
BT52 1SA,

Biomedical Sciences Research

Senior Lecturer

Dr Diane Lees-Murdock


Research Interests

Investigating epigenetic regulation in normal development and disease e.g. osteoarthritis and hypertension. Particular focus is on the role of DNA methyltransferase enzymes in carrying out faithful transmission of the DNA methylation pattern and their contribution to onset and pathology of disease.

Investigating the influence of environmental factors such as nutrients and xenobiotics on DNA methylation maintenance and reprogramming.

Teaching interests

Diane obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority since 2008.

She designed and leads the innovative online Postgraduate Diploma Stem Cell Biology programme which was developed with BBSRC Modular Training for Industry funding. For full details of this course see our prospectus page

Administrative roles

Deputy Chairperson for the Royal Society of Biology, N. Ireland Branch
Chair of the judging panel of the Undergraduate Awards Life Sciences section

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities with Dr Diane Lees-Murdock
Title Closing Date
Investigating causal associations and gene-environment interactions in health and disease  Funded PhD Opportunity Funded PhD Opportunity Monday 26 February 2024 4:00PM
Multimodal data integration to identify novel therapeutic targets for treatment-resistant hypertension  Funded PhD Opportunity Funded PhD Opportunity Monday 26 February 2024 4:00PM