News & Events

Sub-typing LGMDs: Poster presented at MDA Clinical Conference

May 2, 2012

Dr. Claudia Mitchell, Program Director of the LGMD2I Research Fund, presented a poster on the importance of sub-typing Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies at the MDA Clinical Conference that took place in Las Vegas from March 4th to 6th. Click here to view poster.

FKRP zebrafish project recently awarded

February 15, 2012

The Samantha Brazzo Foundation, the LGMD2I Research Fund and Cure CMD will jointly fund a research project to support the development and characterization of a stable FKRP zebrafish model to be used for screening of potential drug candidates. Candidate drugs will also be tested in another zebrafish model of dystroglycanopathy (Pomt2 deficiency) in parallel to  Continue Reading »

Upcoming Myomatrix 2012 Conference

November 18, 2011

Myomatrix 2012 is a scientific conference dedicated to exploring the junction between muscle and extracellular matrix, the myomatrix, a central point in the pathogenesis of LGMD2I and other alpha-dystroglycan-related dystrophies. The conference will take place in Reno, Nevada, from April 22nd to 24th, 2012. For more details and registration information, please go to:

Four new research grants awarded

November 12, 2011

The LGMD2I Research Fund has recently awarded 4 new research grants. These grants will help us further understand the disease and potentially open new therapeutic avenues. Check our Awarded Grants page for more detail on each grant.

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