Dr Siobhan Mc Mahon

Dr Siobhan Mc Mahon

Investigator

Dr Siobhan McMahon is a Lecturer in Anatomy and Principal Investigator. Her research involves studying spinal cord injury, and investigating the use of stem cells, gene therapy and biomaterials to repair the spinal cord following traumatic injury.

Dr McMahon’s research is focussed on examining how the cellular environment is altered within in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models of spinal cord injury.  Her work includes examination of the astrocytic glial scar and expression pattern of chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans in the lesion core and surrounding tissue following injury.

Dr McMahon’s research is linked to clinical targets such as traumatic spinal cord injury, brain injury and peripheral nerve injury.

Dr McMahon completed her PhD in 2000 on Radial glia in the developing rat spinal cord.  She has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in UCC and NUI Galway. She began lecturing in Anatomy at NUI Galway in 2006.  Dr McMahon’s research has led to collaborations with researchers in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN as well as various collaborations with researchers in REMEDI and CÚRAM, NUI Galway. 

Dr McMahon has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate research student projects, has published 20 articles in internationally peer reviewed publications, submitted two IDFs, acts as reviewer for multiple international journals and has been on the organizing committee of three national scientific conferences.

Related  Links

www.nuigalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/medicine/disciplines/anatomy/stafflist/siobhanmcmahon

www.ncbes.nuigalway.ie/research/galway-neuroscience-centre

Link to Research Gate Profile.