Dr Russell McLaughlin
E-mail : mclaugr [at] tcd [dot] ie
Tel : +353-(0)1-896-1265
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The genetics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative condition that strikes individuals in the prime of their lives leading to death from respiratory failure within 3-5 years of symptom onset. There is no cure. Several genetic contributors have been identified for the condition; however our knowledge of the genetics of ALS is incomplete. Current work is focussed on identifying novel disease loci through whole-genome genotyping and next-generation sequencing.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
2008-2011: PhD Molecular Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
Thesis title: From single nucleotide polymorphisms to high-throughput sequencing in the complex genetics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
2008-2009: HDip Statistics, Trinity College Dublin
2007-2008: First year of HRB structured PhD programme in Molecular Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
2002-2005: BSc (Hons) Neuroscience, University of Bristol