Welcome to new Principal Investigators

Portrait photos of the four new investigators

November 2020: We would like to welcome four new Principal Investigators to the Euan MacDonald Centre: Dr Leeanne McGurk from Dundee, and Dr Chris Sibley, Dr Jenna Gregory and Dr Bhuvaneish T Selvaraj from Edinburgh.

In recent months, four academics have newly joined the Centre as Principal Investigators. All are working on different aspects of MND research in Scotland, bringing our total number of Principal Investigators to an impressive 32.

We believe that by bringing together all the MND researchers in Scotland under the common banner of the Euan MacDonald Centre, and by supporting these researchers with funding and opportunities to interact, we will make new breakthroughs that will help to slow, stop and eventually reverse MND.

Dr Leeanne McGurk

Dr McGurk is Principal Investigator in the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. Leeanne's research utilizes the tiny fruit fly to identify the biology that causes brain degeneration.

Leeanne McGurk - profile

Dr Chris Sibley

Dr Sibley is a Sir Henry Dale Fellow at the Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, University of Edinburgh.Hhis group studies the genetic messages of ‘RNA’ using a wide range of laboratory and computational tools applied to both human stem cells and post-mortem tissue.

Chris Sibley - profile

Dr Jenna Gregory

Dr Gregory is a clinical academic who is a SCREDS Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Her work involves studying patient post-mortem material for molecular differences that could explain why people with MND have such diverse symptoms.

Jenna Gregory - profile

Dr Bhuvaneish T Selvaraj

Dr Selvaraj is a Chancellor's Fellow at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh. He uses advanced human stem cell technology to generate patient “disease-in-a-dish” models to decipher why motor neurons are selectively vulnerable in MND.

Bhuvaneish T Selvaraj - profile

This article was published on: Monday, November 16, 2020