Congratulations to Dr Roisin McMackin, winner of the NSI Early Career Investigator Award 2022. Roisin will present her research at the NSI Young Investigator Symposium on October 27th. Registration remains open for the symposium (click here) and we encourage you attend to hear this and the many other exciting and interesting talks.
Dr McMackin recently received her PhD in Clinical Medicine from Trinity College Dublin for investigation of electrophysiological biomarkers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr McMackin’s research includes the use of electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to investigate the change in neural networks in ALS, to progress understanding the mechanism of ALS and to enhance categorisation of different clinical presentations of ALS. This innovative approach also has broader utility in measuring changes in other neurodegenerative diseases and in the development of new therapeutic drugs, particularly those with multimodal activity. Dr McMackin has already published four research papers and two review articles as first author in high-profile journals including, Neurobiology of Aging and NeuroImage Clinical.
She is currently a UK Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Association Postdoctoral Non-Clinical Research Fellow, and is already an internationally-recognised expert in Threshold-Tracking TMS. Even at this early career stage Dr McMackin is known as an outstanding researcher that actively supports more junior peers and the next generation of female scientists. As described by one nominee, ‘she is an embodiment of the saying ‘a rising tide lifts all boats with it’’.
Congratulations Roisin from all at NSI