Grants and funders

We are grateful for the support of numerous funders who make the work of the Lochmüller Lab possible.


Hanns holds the Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Genomics and Health and our lab’s work is supported by funding from the Canada Research Chairs program.


We are supported by a CIHR Foundation Grant on Precision Health for Neuromuscular Diseases under grant no. FDN-167281 and by a CIHR Network Catalyst Grant (jointly funded by Muscular Dystrophy Canada) for NMD4C, a neuromuscular network for Canada, under grant no. NG2-170044. Research members supported by individual CIHR grants include: Rachel Thompson and Kiran Polovarapu, who each individually hold CIHR postdoctoral fellowship awards; Alexa Derksen, who holds a  CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral award; and Ofosu Adjei-Afriyie, who holds a CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s award.


The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) supports equipment in our lab as part of the CRC award.


We are supported by Muscular Dystrophy Canada with a Network Catalyst Grant for NMD4C, a neuromuscular network for Canada (jointly funded by CIHR).


Emily O'Connor's work is supported by a stipend from the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon)

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Stephen Holland is the recipient of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for the 2022-2023 academic year. OGS are merit-based scholarships available to students in all disciplines of academic study.

Kaela O'Connor is the recipient of a Scholarship in Translational Research (STaR) Award from the Dr. Eric Poulin Centre for Neuromuscular Disease (CNMD) in partnership with the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI). This award supports Kaela’s research over 2022-2023. Kaela was also recently awarded a Queen Elizabeth II scholarship award, which will allow her to continue her research for the 2023-2024 academic year.


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Dr. Andreas Roos wins Emerging Myologist of the Year Prize at WMS 2023

We are excited to congratulate Dr. Andreas Roos on winning the World Muscle Society’s (WMS) President’s Prize for Emerging Myologist of the Year!   This award (formerly the President’s Prize for...
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Lochmüller Lab at Ottawa NMD 2023

This September 7th to 9th the University of Ottawa Éric Poulin Centre for Neuromuscular Disease (CNMD) hosted the 6th Ottawa International Conference on Neuromuscular Disease and Biology (Ottawa NMD 2023),...
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New Publication: Clinical and genetic characterisation of a large Indian congenital myasthenic syndrome cohort

Lochmüller Lab study identifying and genetically characterising the largest-ever Indian cohort of congenital myasthenic syndrome patients published in BRAIN: a journal of neurology. Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) are a rare group...
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Europe comes to Canada as Lochmüller Lab hosts the annual meeting of the ProDGNE consortium

This August we welcomed our international colleagues of the ProDGNE consortium to Ottawa as we hosted the annual meeting of ProDGNE, the three-year transnational pre-clinical research project.   Welcoming colleagues from...

New Publication: Bi-allelic variants of FILIP1 cause congenital myopathy, dysmorphism and neurological defects

Lochmüller Lab study on novel disease gene published in BRAIN: a journal of neurology. Filamin-A-interacting protein 1 (FILIP1) is a structural protein that is involved in neuronal and muscle function...