Call for Applications: Wellstone MDSRC Trainees

The Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Center (MDSRC) at the University of Washington Invites Grant Applications for: Graduate and Postdoctoral Research or Training in Muscular Dystrophies The Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Center seeks applications from pre- and post-doctoral trainees, or other individuals in mentored training positions in basic,…

Join us tomorrow (Feb 29th) for a seminar by Dr. Silvia Blemker, Univ of Virginia

The CTMR is thrilled to be hosting Dr. Silvia Blemker, Robert Thomson Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. Dr. Blemker will visit us in Seattle tomorrow, February 29th, to present at the Breakfast Club Seminar Series and visit with UW researchers throughout the day. Please see the details on the flyer…

Farid Moussavi-Harami Receives the Paul F. Cranefield Award

Congratulations to CTMR faculty investigator Farid Moussavi-Harami, Assistant Professor in the UW Division of Cardiology, for receipt of the Paul F. Cranefield award from the Council of the Society of General Physiologists. The award, reserved for a truly noteworthy paper, is to recognize an independent young investigator who has published an outstanding article in the Journal…

Congratulations to Jeff Chamberlain for receiving the MDA Legacy Award

Congratulations to CTMR faculty member Jeff Chamberlain for receipt of the 2024 Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Legacy Award for Achievement in Research. Jeff is a leading investigator in gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This award is presented for outstanding contributions to translational neuromuscular disease research and will be presented at the 2024 MDA…

Regnier Lab Hosts Invited Guest Speaker- Romi Castillo

The Regnier Lab is hosting Doctoral Candidate, Romi Castillo, from Dr. Jil Tardiff’s lab at the University of Arizona. Romi was a former undergraduate student at UW, and studied the effects of dATP on acto-myosin interactions using the in vitro motility assay with Saffie Mohran in the Regnier Lab. She will be presenting her current…

2023 CTMR Symposium Schedule

The 4th annual UW Center for Translational Muscle Research (CTMR) symposium will be an all-day event on Monday, December 4th, 2023. See below for the preliminary schedule. Submit your Abstract for the Symposium by November 15th. Please see the information for ABSTRACT SUBMISSION HERE. Please REGISTER HERE by completing the Google Form. When registering you will be able to select in-person or Zoom…

Congratulations to Alec Smith!

CTMR Investigator Alec Smith, PhD, recently had an R21 funded through the NIAMS that will be looking at developing human stem cell-based models of the muscle spindle for studying proprioceptive function in skeletal muscle. Additionally, he received an Award from the Weill Neurohub to develop models of the neuromuscular junction for studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis…