EPL On The Edge Emerging Scholars
"DMD and Me": The Story and Science of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Have you ever heard of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or DMD? Maybe you've seen it in the news or read about it online? Or perhaps you have personal experience with DMD—as a patient, family member, friend, teacher, researcher, or healthcare provider. DMD is often described as the most common inherited neuromuscular disease in the world, so it's no wonder that many have at least heard of it. But to those who only know it by its three letters, what is DMD, really? In this presentation, we will talk about the basics of DMD biology and our efforts at the University of Alberta to develop treatments for this genetic disorder. We will also talk about the story of DMD: what it's like to have DMD and what are some of the challenges people face when living with the disease. If this is something that interests you, then come and let's learn about DMD together.
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Program Room, Strathcona Library
About the Presenter:
Kenji Rowel Lim is currently a fourth year PhD student from the Department of Medical Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He works to develop novel molecular therapies for two muscular dystrophies, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD).