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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
I was born and raised in France. I finished my MD there and then I turned my eyes to Canada after meeting my lovely wife where I completed my training in neurology at Laval University. I did an elective in child neurology and decided to complete my training at McGill University. 3 mentors oriented my choices and career…Read More
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Department of BMI uOttawa Centre for Neuromuscular Disease Please Contact: Dr. Mireille Khacho PhD () Dr. Jodi Warman-Chardon MD () We are looking for a talented PhD student who is interested in studying how impairments in mitochondrial dynamics and function alter the…Read More
Location: Ottawa, ON Institution: University of Ottawa Contact: Dr Yan Burelle | Position Description The Burelle lab is currently seeking to recruit motivated students at the MSc and/or Ph.D. level to pursue an exciting research program to elucidate the role of mitochondrial quality control, specifically mitophagy, in the…Read More
The Early Researcher Awards program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team. Submission forms can be found here. Institutions must submit completed applications by 5pm (EST) on Friday, June 11, 2021. See full description here. You are eligible if you: are a full-time faculty member…Read More
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