Meet our Early Career Members!
“Occupational therapy is where science, creativity, and compassion collide”. This is a quote from Jessica Kensky, a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and keynote speaker at the 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association welcome ceremony. To me, this quote represents exactly what I love about my profession. Pursuing a PhD allows me to develop these three elements even further…Read More
During my pediatric neurology residency training, I was able to dive into different subspecialties of neurology in great detail. I was drawn to the neuromuscular specialty by the significant ongoing advances in understanding the genetics of the neuromuscular disorders and the growing number of novel therapeutic options in the field…Read More
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
The Interdisciplinary Research Group on Neuromuscular Diseases (GRIMN) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow | Le Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les maladies neuromusculaires (GRIMN) recherche un ou une stagiaire postdoctoral(e)
Under the guidance of the supervisors, the intern will be called upon to work on a research project to document the explanatory and predictive factors of mobility in ARSACS. This Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded project will complete its data collection in April 2022. | Sous la responsabilité des superviseures, le (la) stagiaire sera appelé(e) à travailler sur un projet de recherche visant à documenter les facteurs explicatifs et prédictifs de la mobilité en ARSCS.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
Preliminary announcement The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) has successfully implemented three Joint Transnational Calls since 2019 to further help in coordinating the research efforts of European, Associated and non-European countries in the field of rare diseases and implement the objectives of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium…Read More
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