Padhraig is a Postdoctoral Fellow at MGH and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, advised by Prof. Aarno Palotie. His research interest is in human genetics and understanding the genetic basis of complex diseases. In particular, identifying genes that influence risk for neurological disorders, including migraine, epilepsy, and stroke. The work involves international collaborations via membership of the International Headache Genetics Consortium and the EuroEPINOMICS Consortium. He has worked previously as a Postdoctoral Fellow in human genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK) and received his PhD in Computational Biology from Queen’s University Belfast (N. Ireland) in 2010.