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 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

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. Sign up here:

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 to enhance their research experience.

Congratulations to final-year PG Medicine Student Yasmine Tadjine, who will be re-joining our lab in July to complete her Academic Track research. We are very excited to have her back on board.

April 2024

Thanks to UG students Abby Field, Faye Keenan, Séamus O'Sullivan, and Etain O'Meara, for their valuable contributions to our lab and congratulations on the successful completion of their capstone projects. We wish them the best of luck on the next chapter of their careers... read more.

Our Funders

Our work is also supported by prizes from: