Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2019
    Reader in Proteomics, University of the Highlands and Islands

  • Since 2015
    Senior Lecturer, University of the Highlands and Islands

  • Since 2013
    Head of Postgraduate Researcher Development, University of the Highlands and Islands

  • Since 2013
    Visiting Reader, Robert Gordon University

Selected publications

  • LYNCH A, TAMMIREDDY SR, DOHERTY MK, WHITFIELD PD, CLARKE DJ (2019):The glycine lipids of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron are important for fitness during growth in vivo and in vitro. Applied Environmental Microbiology, in press

  • GEARY B, MAGEE K, CASH P, HUSI H, YOUNG IS, WHITFIELD PD, DOHERTY MK* (2019): Acute stress alters the rates of degradation of cardiac muscle proteins, Journal of Proteomics, 191, 124-130

  • DORGAU B, FELEMBAN M, HILGEN G, KIENING M, ZERTI D, HUNT NC, DOHERTY M, WHITFIELD P, HALLAM D, WHITE K, DING Y, KRASNOGOR N, AL-AAMA J, ASFOUR HZ, SERNAGOR E, LAKO M (2019), Decellularised extracellular matrix-derived peptides from neural retina and retinal pigment epithelium enhance the expression of synaptic markers and light responsiveness of human pluripotent stem cell derived retinal organoids, 199, 63-75

  • BOYAPATI RK, DORWARD DA, TAMBORSKA A, KALLA R, VENTHAM NT, DOHERTY MK, WHITFIELD PD, GRAY M, LOANE J, ROSSI AG, SATSANGI J, HO GT (2018): Mitochondrial DNA is a pro-inflammatory damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) released during active IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 24, 2113-2122

  • JEROMSON S, MACKENZIE I, DOHERTY MK, WHITFIELD PD, BELL G, DICK J, SHAW A, RAO F, ASHCROFT S, PHILP A, GALLOWAY S, GALLAGHER I, AND HAMILTON DL. (2018): Lipid remodelling and an altered membrane proteome may drive the effects of EPA and DHA treatment on skeletal muscle glucose uptake and protein accretion, American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, 314, E605-E619

  • TORATI LS, MIGAUD H, DOHERTY MK, SIWY J, MULLEN W, MESQUITA PEC, ALBALAT A. (2017): Comparative proteome and peptidome analysis of the cephalic fluid secreted by Arapaima gigas (Teleostei: Osteoglossidae) during and outside parental care. PLoS One. 12, e0186692

  • DORWARD DA, LUCAS CD, DOHERTY MK, CHAPMAN GB, SCHOLEFIELD EJ, CONWAY MORRIS A, FELTON JM, KIPARI T, HUMPHRIES DC, ROBB CT, SIMPSON AJ, WHITFIELD PD, HASLETT C, DHALIWAL K, ROSSI AG. (2017): Novel role for endogenous mitochondrial formylated peptide-driven formyl peptide receptor 1 signalling in acute respiratory distress syndrome, Thorax, 72, 928-936.

  • EDMONDS MJ, GEARY B, DOHERTY MK, MORGAN A. (2017): Analysis of the brain palmitoyl-proteome using both acyl-biotin exchange and acyl-resin-assisted capture methods. Scientific Reports, 7, 3299.

  • MORRICE N, MCILROY GD, TAMMIREDDY SR, REEKIE J, SHEARER KD, DOHERTY MK, DELIBEGOVIĆ M, WHITFIELD PD, MODY N. (2017): Elevated Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) in obese, insulin resistant states is normalised by the synthetic retinoid Fenretinide in mice, Scientific Reports, 7, 43782.

  • MAGALHAES J, GEGG ME, MIGDALSKA A, DOHERTY MK, WHITFIELD PD, SCHAPIRA AHV. (2016): Autophagic lysosome reformation dysfunction in glucocerebrosidase deficient cells: relevance to Parkinson Disease. Human Molecular Genetics, 25, 3432-3445.

  • PLUCINSKA K, DEKERYTE R, KOSS D, SHEARER K, MODY N, WHITFIELD PD, DOHERTY MK, MINGARELLI M, WELCH A, RIEDEL G, DELIBEGOVIC M, PLATT B. (2016): Neuronal human BACE1 knock-in induces systemic diabetes in mice, Diabetologia, 59,1513-1523.

  • GEARY B, MAGEE K, CASH P, YOUNG IS, WHITFIELD PD, DOHERTY MK. (2016): Determining synthesis rates of individual proteins in zebrafish (Danio rerio) with low levels of a stable isotope labelled amino acid, Proteomics, 16, 1398-1406.

  • CATTANEO D, WARRENDER SJ, DUNCAN MJ, KELSALL CJ, DOHERTY MK, WHITFIELD PD, MEGSON IL, MORRIS RE. (2016): Tuning the Nitric Oxide Release from CPO-27 MOFs, RSC Advances, 6, 14059-14067.

  • GEARY B, CASH P, YOUNG IS, WHITFIELD PD, DOHERTY MK. (2016): Comparing simplification strategies for the carp skeletal muscle proteome. Proteomes, 4,1, 10.

  • MCILROY GD, TAMMIREDDY SR, MASKREY BH, DOHERTY MK, WATSON DG, DELIBEGOVIĆ M, WHITFIELD PD, MODY N. (2016): Fenretinide mediated retinoic acid receptor signalling and inhibition of ceramide biosynthesis regulates adipogenesis, lipid accumulation, mitochondrial function and nutrient stress signalling in adipocytes and adipose tissue, Biochemical Pharmacology, 100, 86-97.

  • DOHERTY MK, OWEN MA, DAVIES SJ, YOUNG IS, WHITFIELD PD. (2013): Assessment of global proteome dynamics in carp: a model for investigating environmental stress, Journal of Proteome Research, 12, 5246-52.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Lipidomic Investigations of Macrophage Responses in Cardiovascular Disease, 2018 – 2022

  • Uncoupling the Mechanisms of Protein Degradation, 2016 – 2020

  • Investigating the Mechanisms of Inflammation, 2016 – 2020

  • Lipidomic and Proteomic Investigations of Commercial Bivalve Production in Scotland, 2016 – 2020

  • High performance analytical platforms for lipid and protein profiling, 2015 – 2020

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Policy development particularly in relation to PGR and ECR

  • Equal opportunities and diversity in academia

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children age 3 and 7


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