|Disease Areas:||Motor Neurone Disease|
|Areas of expertise:||Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics|
|Supervisor:||Russell McLaughlin, Orla Hardiman|
Mark Doherty is a final year PhD student under the joint supervision of Asst. Prof. Russell McLaughlin in the Complex Trait Genomics group (TCD) and Prof. Orla Hardiman in the Academic Unit of Neurology (TCD). His primary interest lies in studying the genetic heterogeneity and architecture of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a severe, incurable, late-onset neurodegenerative disease. Mark's research extends from the characterisation of single variants linked to ALS to genome wide analyses. Mark graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2017 with an Honors Bachelor degree in Science specialising in Genetics. Prior to this Mark graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Architectural Science.