Dr. Amina Coffey graduated from University College Dublin with a second-class honors degree in medicine. She worked as a neurology registrar at Beaumont hospital before undertaking a PhD in clinical medicine at the Academic unit of neurology in Trinity college Dublin. Her research interests mainly center around the neurophysiology aspects of diagnosis in MND and the development of new biomarkers in this field.
Dr. Coffey’s current research includes the use of electroencephalogram (EEG) and simultaneous electromyogram (EMG) recordings to investigate changes in corticospinal tracts in MND. This may allow an earlier diagnosis as well as better characterization of different subgroups of MND patients. By doing this Dr. Coffey hopes that as new therapeutic strategies come on to the market, there will be a more tailored approach to treating each patient.