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LGMD RESEARCHER: Katherine Mathews

April 15, 2020|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, RESEARCHER|

LGMD Spotlight Interview on Research LGMD RESEARCHER:   Katherine D. Mathews Affiliation:  University Of Iowa, Departments of Pedaitrics and Neurology Role or Position:    Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology Vice Chair of Cinical Investigation, Department of Pediatrics What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position? I completed residency training in pediatrics, neurology and child neurology, then completed a fellowship in genetics. My basic science research focused on the genetic basis of muscular dystrophy. There was a logical transition to a clinical focus on muscular dystrophy later in my career. What led you to follow [...]

LGMD RESEARCHER: Antoine Dufour

February 5, 2020|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, RESEARCHER|

  “LGMD SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH”   Researcher:   Antoine Dufour   Affiliation:  University of Calgary   Role or Position:  Assistant Professor   What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position?   BA, SUNY Oswego, NY   MSc and PhD, Stony Brook University, NY   Post-Doctoral fellowship, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada   What led you to follow a career in research and in studying muscular dystrophy in particular?   2 reasons:   1- I study molecular scissors termed proteases and they have multiple functions all aspects of life, biological functions and in diverse muscular [...]

LGMD RESEARCHER: H. Criss Hartzell

April 24, 2019|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, LGMD2L, RESEARCHER|

"LGMD SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH" LGMD RESEARCHER:   H. Criss Hartzell Affiliation:  Emory University School of Medicine Role or Position:  Professor What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position? B.A. Lawrence University, major in Chemistry and Biology Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University in Biology. Postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School Department of Neurobiology What led you to follow a career in research and in studying muscular dystrophy in particular? I have always been interested in science from as young as I can remember. In college I read a scientific American article on the cross bridge theory of [...]

LGMD RESEARCHER: Qi Lu

December 2, 2018|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, LGMD2I, RESEARCHER|

"LGMD SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH" LGMD RESEARCHER:    Dr. Qi Lu   Affiliation:   McColl Lockwood Laboratory for Muscular Dystrophy Research Role or Position:  Director, McColl Lockwood laboratory for muscular dystrophy research, Carolinas Medical center, Atrium Health, Charlotte   What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position? I have a degree in medicine in China and obtained Ph.D. degree From London University, UK What led you to follow a career in research and in studying muscular dystrophy in particular? I had been trained as a pathologist for many years prior to my Ph.D. study in London, and naturally have been [...]

LGMD RESEARCHER:   Linda Lowes

October 24, 2018|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, RESEARCHER|

LGMD “Spotlight Interview on Research” LGMD RESEARCHER:   Linda Lowes  Affiliation:  Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio USA Role or Position:  Principal Investigator, Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position? I initially received my BS degree from The Ohio State University to become a physical therapist.  After working as a clinician I realized I was passionate about clinical research so I went back to school at Hahnemann University to obtain my Ph.D.   I have worked in neuromuscular rare diseases for the past 10 years. What [...]

LGMD RESEARCHER:   Melissa Spencer

September 12, 2018|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, LGMD2A, RESEARCHER|

LGMD “Spotlight Interview on Research” LGMD Researcher:   Melissa Spencer Affiliation:  UCLA University of California Los Angeles Role or Position:  Professor of Neurology, Director of Neuromuscular Program, Co-Director of Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position? I had not had an interest in science during high school and had started college as a dance major.  In fact, I only took one science course in high school, Physiology.  In college, I took a general physiology class and became so interested in the subject, I changed my major and graduated with a [...]

LGMD RESEARCHER:  Mattia Quattrocelli

August 16, 2018|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, RESEARCHER|

LGMD “Spotlight Interview on Research” LGMD RESEARCHER:  Mattia Quattrocelli Affiliation:  McNally’s laboratory, Center for Genetic Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Role or Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position? After a degree in cellular and molecular biology in Italy, I completed my PhD and first postdoctoral appointment at the University of Leuven in Belgium, studying novel regenerative strategies for Duchenne and limb-girdle muscular dystrophies. Since the summer of 2015, I joined Northwestern University in Chicago, IL for my second postdoctoral appointment, fueled by support from the Muscular [...]

LGMD RESEARCHER: Charles P. Emerson, Jr., Ph.D.

July 20, 2018|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, RESEARCHER|

LGMD “Spotlight Interview on Research” LGMD RESEARCHER: Charles P. Emerson, Jr., Ph.D. Affiliation:  Professor of Neurology; Director, UMMS Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Program   What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position? My undergraduate degree major was in biology/biochemistry and included three summers of research on muscle protein biochemistry, a transformative experience that opened my eyes to the excitement of research discovery and lead me to pursue a career in biomedical research, work that still excites me. My graduate degree and research training was in emerging fields of molecular and cell biology, focused on application of [...]

LGMD RESEARCHER: Jeffrey S. Chamberlain, Ph.D.

June 19, 2018|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, RESEARCHER|

"LGMD SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH" LGMD Researcher: Jeffrey S. Chamberlain, Ph.D. Affiliation:  University of Washington School of Medicine Role or Position:  Professor, McCaw Chair in Muscular Dystrophy, Director, Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Research Center-Seattle What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position? I earned a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, then did post-doctoral training in Molecular Genetics What led you to follow a career in research and in studying muscular dystrophy in particular? While working on my Ph.D. I became interested in muscle development and started learning about muscle diseases.  I did post-doctoral training studying Duchenne [...]

LGMD RESEARCHER: Kathryn Wagner, MD, PhD

May 17, 2018|LGMD Researcher - Interviews, RESEARCHER|

LGMD "Spotlight on Research"   LGMD RESEARCHER: Kathryn Wagner, MD, PhD Affiliation:  Kennedy Krieger Institute Role or Position: Professor  and Director of the Center for Genetic  Muscle Disorders   What education and training did you have to arrive at your current position? After I completed an MD/PhD program I did a residency in Neurology followed by fellowships in Neuromuscular and Neurogenetics.  I also did a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Biology. What led you to follow a career in research and in studying muscular dystrophy in particular? My father is a prominent scientist and I always assumed that I would go [...]

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