Neuromuscular Fellowship Funding Competition Recipients

The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C) together with Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) are excited to announce the recipients of a funding competition, which awarded national post-doctoral fellowships in neuromuscular research and clinical fellowships in neuromuscular medicine and electromyography.

This competition saw many incredible applicants and involved a thorough and extensive review by leading Canadian neuromuscular researchers and clinicians to ensure the most promising and top-ranked researchers, and leaders in neuromuscular care, received funding.

Post-doctoral fellowship recipients:

Three postdoc fellowship recipients listed with photos and names, celebratory fireworks in the background. NMD4C and MDC logos in bottom left corner.

Dr.  Yuguo Liu
Université de Sherbrooke 
Post-doctoral Supervisor:
Dr. Florian Bentzinger

Title of Research: Targeting the Perivascular MuSC Niche for the Treatment of Muscular Dystrophy


Sean Ng, Ph.C.
McMaster University
Post-doctoral Supervisors: Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky and Dr. Joshua Nederveen

Title of Research: Determining the Therapeutic Potential of AMP-activated Protein Kinase in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2


Dr. Matthew Triolo
University of Ottawa
Post-doctoral Supervisor: Dr. Mireille Khacho

Title of Research: Targeting mitochondrial dynamics and metabolites to restore muscle stem cell function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Clinical fellowship recipients:

Three clinical fellowship recipients listed with photos and names, celebratory fireworks in the background. NMD4C and MDC logos in bottom left corner.

Dr. Gloria Mak
Training institution: University of Alberta


Dr. Béatrice Soucy
Training institution: University of Calgary


Dr. Neha Patel
Training institution: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto


NMD4C and MDC extend special thanks to the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN) for jointly funding a clinical fellow this year.


Read the full press release on MDC’s website!

NMD4C and MDC neuromuscular fellowship recipients listed, with photos and names of postdoc fellows on the right, and photos and names of clinical fellows on the left.

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