Dr Kathryn McGurk

Honorary Lecturer

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I am a Research Associate Bioinformatician with the Cardiovascular Genomics group at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. I identify rare variants of cardiomyopathies in the UK Biobank exome data and other cohorts.

At the University of Manchester, I studied for a 4-year Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Sciences funded by the Medical Research Council UK, investigating the underlying genetic influence on blood lipid levels. I was 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 continue to contribute to the University of Manchester via my position as an Honorary Lecturer in pharmacogenetics for the Division of Pharmacy & Optometry.


Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Sept 2015 - Jan 2020

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

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

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

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

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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