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Professor Grainne McAlonan

Research interests

My research focus is in autism, schizophrenia and related disorders of neurodevelopment. This is reflected in a substantial contribution to neuroimaging and laboratory-based neuroscience research in the field.

I hope to identify biomarkers for these conditions and investigate potential causal mechanisms in humans and animal models. The goal is to use imaging methods (MRS/MRI) sensitive to individual differences within this clinically diverse spectrum. These tools will enable forward and back translation between human and rodent models and provide new opportunities for drug development and testing.  

Editorial activity

PL o S One (Journal)

McAlonan, G. (Editor)
2010

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Visiting Associate Professor

McAlonan, G. (Member)
2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Comment: Diagnostic tests for women with autism fall short

McAlonan, G. (Interviewee)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Keynote: New perspectives on Autism Spectrum and related Neurodevelopmental Disorders: from causes to treatment approaches.

McAlonan, G. (Speaker)
2015

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Epigenetics: genes, environment and the generation game

McAlonan, G. (Interviewee)
7 Sep 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Comment: Search for Asperger syndrome genes unearths links to autism

McAlonan, G. (Interviewee)
2011

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Comment: Brain curvature distinguishes Asperger syndrome from autism

McAlonan, G. (Interviewee)
2010

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

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