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

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

Teryl K. Nuckols, MD

Principal Investigator, Rand Corporation

The Value of High Quality Medical Care for Work-Associated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
"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

  Shruti Raja, MD

   Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North         Carolina

   Validation of the Triple Timed-Up-and-Go Test as a     Measure of Disease Severity in Lambert Eaton             Myasthenia Patients
"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

"The AANEM Development Award is a transformative early career opportunity for me, which will play a critical role in my career advancement in the field of ALS.”Read More

Carlo Rinaldi, MD, PhD

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.”
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  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."
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  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."
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