I was amazed by the idea that populations of tissue-resident cells maintain and repair the body throughout life, and how drastic the consequences of impaired stem cell-mediated regeneration can be to an individual. It made me consider that understanding stem cell biology could help towards the development of new therapies for incurable conditions, such as many neuromuscular disorders…Read More
Back in 2011, my introduction to Neuromuscular Disorders (NMD) research happened by chance when I joined as a temporary research associate in a Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) project under the supervision of Prof. Atchayaram Nalini, an accomplished neurologist and NMD specialist in South India..Read More
I became interested in muscle biology during undergrad, and I am still amazed and excited by how one simple function like muscle contraction can involve such genetic and cellular complexity. After graduation, I knew I wanted to work in research, but wasn’t ready to go as far as doing a PhD…Read More
What motivates us to do what we do? As I reflect on these last few weeks, walking alongside a young family whose long-awaited firstborn was diagnosed with SMA by newborn screening as they struggle with the diagnosis and stress of lumbar punctures every 2 weeks in addition to the challenges of being new parents…Read More
Defeat Duchenne Canadian Conference 2021 | Addressing Duchenne muscular dystrophy Standards of Care in Canada
Jesse’s Journey, in partnership with the Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C) and Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC), is proud to announce the inaugural Defeat Duchenne Canadian Conference, the first national summit solely focused on Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) for health care providers across Canada.Read More
Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) and the Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C) are pleased to invite you to Neuromuscular Mystery Case Rounds on September 7th, at 5:00pm ESTRead More
Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) and the Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C) are pleased to invite you to Neuromuscular Mystery Case Rounds on December 7th, at 5:00pm ESTRead More
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