McMackin Lab

About Us

The McMackin Lab harnesses MRI and electrophysiological methods such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electromyography (EMG), and electroencephalography (EEG) to understand and develop clinically meaningful measurements of neurological diseases, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/ Motor Neurone Disease and Huntington's Disease. The Lab also performs research to understand the basic human physiology underpinning the electrophysiology-based measures, to improve the correct understanding and application of these measures.

The McMackin Lab works in close collaboration with the Academic Unit of Neurology and is part of the EXG Research Group, a collaboration of neuroscience, medicine, physiology, bioengineering and mathematics researchers with the common interest of harnessing electrophysiology to tackle neurological diseases. 

Lab News

June 2024

PhD Students Eva Woods and Narin Suleyman attended the MND Global Awareness Day Event by the IMNDA at Salesforce, presenting some of their research on MND/ALS.

PhD Student Eva Woods presented some of her Huntington's Disease research to children at a Soapbox Science event in Dublin.

Thanks to UG Erasmus student Claudia Miret Esque for her valuable contributions to our lab and congratulations on the successful completion of her capstone project. We wish her the best of luck on the next chapter of her career.

May 2024

Join us for HD Awareness Day at Trinity College Dublin on 21 May, for a day of talks from researchers and clinicians in Huntington's Disease. 

Congratulations to Narin Suleyman for winning the Derry and Phyllis Kelleher Travel Fellowship from Trinity College Dublin. The Fellowship enables medical graduates who are pursuing clinical research careers to travel abroad.... read more.

Our Funders

Our work is also supported by prizes from: