Congratulations to the Galway Neuroscience Centre’s, Dr Karen Doyle, who was announced as incoming President of Neuroscience Ireland at their biennial research conference in September 2021.
Dr Doyle is a Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Principal Investigator at National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. She is the founder leader of the Galway Neuroscience Centre (2004 – 2009), is a former Vice President of Neuroscience Ireland (2007–2009) and Vice Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway (2011–2015). Dr Doyle is a member of The Physiological Society, Neuroscience Ireland, British Neuroscience Association, European Stroke Organisation and World Stroke Organisation and is a member of the Editorial Board of Physiology News and PlosOne. Dr Doyle is a previous recipient of the Presidents Award for Teaching Excellence in NUI Galway (2015) and winner of a National Teaching Experts Award, from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2015).
Dr Doyle’s research involves studying neurovascular stress, the causes of neuronal loss and investigating novel strategies to protect brain tissue from damage. Her focus is on understanding the pathophysiology of occlusive stroke, the characteristics of human blood clots that cause occlusive strokes and also the effect of cerebral hypoperfusion and reperfusion strategy on the survival of brain tissue.
We wish Karen the very best in this new role!