Mitochondrial Myopathy

Mito. Myopathy — Lee-Jun Wong

MDA awarded $411,000 to Lee-Jun Wong, professor in the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, for research designed to produce a one-step diagnosis procedure for complex mitochondrial myopathies.

Mito. Myopathy — Pere Puigserver, Ph.D.

MDA has awarded a research grant totaling $313,551 over three years to Pere Puigserver, associate professor in the department of cancer biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and department of cell biology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The funds will help support Puigserver’s research into the study of two newly identified genes that may increase muscle performance in mitochondrial myopathies.

Mito. Myopathy — Edward Owusu-Ansah, Ph.D.

MDA has awarded a development grant totaling $180,000 over three years to Edward Owusu-Ansah, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of genetics at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The funds will help support Owusu-Ansah's research into the molecular mechanisms underlying mitochondrial myopathies.

Mito. Myopathy — Antoni Barrientos, Ph.D.

MDA has awarded a research grant totaling $346,500 over three years to Antoni Barrientos, an associate professor in the departments of neurology and biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Miami (Florida) Miller School of Medicine. The grant will help support Barrientos' study of the underlying molecular mechanisms in some forms of mitochondrial myopathy.

Self-Portrain - Isaac Lovely

Artist: 

Isaac created this artwork at age 14 in an MDA-sponsored children's art workshop held in Houston.  He graduated from Westbrook Senior High School.  In addition to art, he is interested in computers.

MDA Commits $12 Million to Neuromuscular Disease Research

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 38 new grants totaling more than $12 million to fund research projects focused on its continuing mission to uncover the causes of, and develop therapies for, the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases in its program.

MDA's Board of Directors reviewed and approved the new grants based on recommendations from the Association's Scientific and Medical Advisory Committees, and the grants took effect Feb. 1.

Mito. Myopathy - Salvatore DiMauro, M.D.

MDA awarded a research grant totaling $272,974 over a period of two years to Salvatore DiMauro, the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. The funds will help support DiMauro’s research into developing a therapy designed to treat neutral lipid storage disease with myopathy (NLSDM), a mitochondrial myopathy.

MDA Awards $13.7 Million in Research Grants

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 40 research grants totaling $13.7 million to advance the understanding of disease processes and uncover new strategies for treatments and cures of muscular dystrophy and the more than 40 other diseases in the Association's program.

The new grants were recommended by MDA's Scientific and Medical Advisory Committees and approved by MDA's Board of Directors at its July 2011 meeting.

Winter Sunset

Chris has been painting for several years and is a member of the Iowa Watercolor Society.  Her works have been exhibited in several states and some of her pen and ink drawings have been used for book illustrations.  This painting was featured in the 2001 Holiday Wishes card collection.

Summer Retreat

Chris has been painting for several years and is a member of the Iowa Watercolor Society.  Her works have been exhibited in several states and some of her pen and ink drawings have been used for book illustrations.

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