Funded Research Projects

Constantin d'Ydewalle, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

LncRNA as Therapeutic Target for SMA
"I strongly believe that this collaborative effort will eventually pay off in a real cure for SMA."  - Read More

Karissa Gable, MD

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Research Fellowship
"I feel there remain unanswered questions with respect to the underlying immune mechanism driving this neuropathy, and that further understanding how the disease process works could potentially help guide treatment regimens as well as expectations for prognosis."

Monkol Lek, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Improving the Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Diseases
"This award allows me to dedicate my research efforts to the genetic diagnosis of the most difficult muscle disease cases."  - Read More

Christi L. Kolarcik, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Motor System Connectivity Influences in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
"Our studies offer significant opportunities to better understand the underlying causes of motor neuron and motor system degeneration."  - Read More

"In the current environment of having to prove quality, this study is key for the future for our members."  - Read More

Mattia Quattrocelli, PhD

Center for Genetic Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Glucocorticolds in Fiber Repair and Regeneration of Dystrophic Muscles
"This award will support me in critically advancing knowledge about the action of steroids in muscle on two parallel fronts ."  - Read More

"This fellowship award helps me further my goal of being an independent researcher focused on the development of innovative and practical clinical assessment tools."  - Read More

Lisa Williams, MD

University of California, Davis Medical Center, Davis, California

Neurological Application of Neurotoxins
"This fellowship award allowed me to focus on an area of much needed research – dysphagia in neuromuscular disease."  - Read More

Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH

Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging for Characterizing Neuroinflammation of Spinal Cord in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
"The AANEM Development Grant Award is a transformative early career opportunity for me, which will play a critical role in my career advancement in the field of ALS.”

Carlo Rinaldi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics Division of Medical Sciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Androgen Receptor Isoforms: From SBMA Pathogenesis to Therapeutic Targets
“This grant allows me the freedom to focus on the urgent mission of accelerating the discovery and development of treatments for SBMA.”

Michelle Kvalsund, MD

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Prevalence and Spectrum of Adult Acute Flaccid Paralysis in Zambia
“As an early career physician scientist, this award is a perfect fit to achieve my career goals of becoming an independent physician scientist with research interests focused around polyneuropathies."

Mathula Thangarajh, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Cognition in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
“This grant has helped me gain traction in my research area. It helped me collect pivotal preliminary data that I have used to apply for a Department of Defense grant."

R. James Cotton, MD, PhD

Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL

Neurological Application of Neurotoxins
"The ANF grant will support me in extending the platform for the quantification of spasticity and how it responds to the neurotoxin injections."

Alexander Chamessian, MD, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Determining the Pathogenicity of Autoantibodies in Idiopathic Small Fiber Neuropathy
"I sincerely believe that our work will ultimately lead to real, substantial benefits to patients with SFN, which makes all the hard work ahead totally worth it."