Ms Kathryn McGurk

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Since October 2015, I have been studying for a 4-year Ph.D., funded by the Medical Research Council UK, entitled “Heritability and family-based GWAS analyses to discover novel lipidomic biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease”. I investigate lipid species to identify those changed by variations in DNA. I will find novel species of lipids for use as disease predisposition biomarkers and drug targets. I have been afforded 'time out of programme' research experiences with the University of Cape Town, South Africa under Prof. Bongani Mayosi, and with Stoller Biomarker Discovery Center, Manchester, UK under Prof. Anthony Whetton. I am looking for my next steps commencing January 2020


“Design and Analysis of Genetic-Based Association Studies” at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton 2016

“Introduction to R” at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge 2016

Internal UoM courses on R scripting, LaTeX software, and high performance computing

BA. Hons. Trinity College Dublin - Natural Sciences with a Moderatorship in Genetics Sept 2011 – July 2015

Leaving Certificate, Wesley College Dublin, Ireland - Chemistry (A*) Biology (A) Sept 2009 – July 2011

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Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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