Mahmoud Koko Musa

Postdoctoral Fellow

During and after my graduate studies, I worked with Mutaser Ibrahim at the Univeristy of Khartoum, studying the role of genetics on various common and rare disorders. I also worked closely with the Sudanese Neurogenetics Group lead by Liena Elasyed, where neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases in consanguineous families were the focus of several studies. In 2016, I started my PhD with Holger Lerch at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tuebingen. There, I worked on several projects revolving around studying the influence of rare genetic variants in general and ion channel variants in particular on common and rare epilepsy syndromes. I joined the Wellcome Sanger Institute in 2022 as a postdoc with Hilary Martin. I currently work on exploring genetic architecture in Autism, developmental and cognitive phenotypes. My focus is on the relation between sex and genetic influences in Autism.

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