Several Staff Members Awarded at World Muscle Society Annual Conference
The World Muscle Society is the premier international meeting of clinical and translational muscle disease researchers
Nationwide Children’s Hospital was well represented during the World Muscle Society’s 17th Congress in October, held in Perth, Australia. The World Muscle Society is the premier international meeting of clinical and translational muscle disease researchers. In addition to four faculty members being selected to give oral presentations during the meeting (Jerry Mendell, Kevin Flanigan, Scott Harper and OSU/NCH Muscle Group Participant Arthur Burghes), several trainees and young researchers were awarded for their work.
Lindsay Wallace (post-doctoral fellow in the Scott Harper Lab), poster award, “The DUX4 promoter is preferentially expressed in FSHD affected tissues”
Nicholas Wein (post-doctoral fellow in the Kevin Flanigan Lab), poster award, “Alternative translation initiation and amelioration of phenotype in the DMD gene”
Lindsay Alfano (physical therapist and clinical evaluator, neuromuscular clinical research group), poster prize, “Diverse walking distances predict functional outcome in DMD”
Only 15 poster prizes were awarded, selected from 400.
Billy Grose (post-doctoral fellow in the Louise Rodino-Klapac Lab), “highlights” selection and oral presentation, “Elucidating anoctamin 5 function using a novel ANO5 antibody and deficient animal models"
Only six posters were selected from 400 for a “highlights” oral presentation given during the meeting’s last morning session.