Niamh Connolly
Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's, RCSI, Research Fellows
Email: niamhmconnolly@rcsi.com
Institution:RCSI
Disease Areas:Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's
Nationality:Irish
Thematic Area:Diagnostics, Therapeutics
Areas of expertise:mitochondria, bioenergetics, MicroRNA, computational modelling, data analysis

Niamh is a Research lecturer in the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics in RCSI. She received a B.E in Electronic Engineering from UCD in 2004, and an MSc in Biomedical Science from NUI Galway in 2009. During her interdisciplinary PhD (from RCSI in 2013), she applied both computational (dry-lab) and experimental (wet-lab) approaches to investigate the role of the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in neuronal excitotoxicity. Niamh continues to pursue an inter-disciplinary approach in her current research, where her work contributes to several collaborative projects investigating mitochondrial and bioenergetic dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s - www.pdmitoquant.eu, Alzheimer's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis http://www.systemsmedicineireland.ie/research/neuroscience/) and systems-level dysfunction of miRNA-mRNA-protein networks in epilepsy. As well as her scientific publications (http://bit.ly/2fy5EGt), Niamh has also written an article on the benefits of doubt in scientific research (http://bit.ly/2eSrwLk). Links to CSM webpage: https://www.systemsmedicineireland.ie/niamh-connolly/]

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