Meet our Early Career Members!
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
We are looking for a talented PhD student who is interested in studying how impairments in mitochondrial dynamics and function alter the metabolic profile and maintenance of muscle stem cells in patients with rare mitochondrial and neuromuscular diseases. Using metabolomic and transcriptomic approaches in patient muscle biopsies and blood samples,…Read More
The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C) together with Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) and the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN) are excited to announce the launch of a funding competition to award three new national clinical fellowship awards in neuromuscular medicine and electromyography! The awards provide salary support for…Read More
The Neuro-Irving and Helga Cooper Foundation Open Science Prizes, sponsored by the Irving and Helga Cooper Foundation, is an initiative in its third year from The Neuro’s Tanenbaum Open Science Institute. The Prizes recognize projects, services, tools, and platforms that unlock the power of Open Science in neuroscience to advance research, innovation, and collaboration for the benefit of health and society. The Neuro-Irving…Read More
Since 1995, Jesse’s Journey has built a foundation of strong partnerships with scientists and families dedicated to discovering treatments and a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We believe in funding projects with the greatest chance of translating to clinical practice in a timely, and affordable manner. This effort has brought us…Read More
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