RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Professor Steve Safrany

Prof Steve Safrany

Associate Professor of Pharmacology, RCSI-MUB

School of Medicine


Office +973 17351450 Ext 3339

Areas 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

Previous positions

08/12 – 10/15 Reader, School of Pharmacy, University of Wolverhampton

02/09 – 07/12 Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Wolverhampton

01/05 – 01/09 Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath

10/99 – 12/04 Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Dundee

10/94 – 09/99 Visiting Fellow, NIEHS, NIH

11/88 – 08/94 Researcher, Leicester University Medical School

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