Institute of Genetic Medicine

Staff Profile

Dr Nathalie Doorenweerd

Research Associate


Nathalie Doorenweerd studied Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University in the Netherlands (2005-2011) specialised in neuroscience and pharmacology. She obtained a PhD investigating cognitive impairment in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy taking structural, metabolic and functional aspects of the brain into account (June 2017).

As post-doctoral researcher she is currently employed by the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne and the C.J. Gorter Center for High Field MRI, Leiden University Medical Centre. She continues her work on the brain involvement in Duchenne muscular dystrophy by performing longitudinal assessments with MRI, MRS and neuropsychological tests in both The Netherlands and in the United Kingdom.

Areas of expertise

  • Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuromuscular diseases

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