PhD Viva Success

We are delighted to announce the success of one of Hanns’s UK students. Emily O’Connor, jointly supervised by Hanns and Professor Clarke Slater, successfully defended her thesis work this week and will be awarded a PhD from Newcastle University following submission of minor corrections. Emily was awarded her PhD for her thesis entitled “The role of MYO9A at the neuromuscular junction”. This research was possible due to the generosity of Kindness for Kids and AFM-Telethon. You can read some of her publications here. We look forward to welcoming Emily to Ottawa to take up a position in the Lochmüller lab.

Emily relaxing post-viva.

 

Emily_Oconnor15

Read next...

treatabolome-presentations

Treatabolome presentations now online

Within the European Solve-RD project, we participate in work to create a "treatabolome" - a database of evidence for treatments for rare disorders linked to...
Picture1

New publications on neuromuscular transmission defects: international collaboration helps find answers

In rare diseases like the congenital myasthenic syndromes and other disorders of neuromuscular transmission, research results are frequently the result of international collaboration. Patients may...
Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases

Latest edition of the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases now online – Jun 2020

A new issue of the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases has recently been released. Read it below: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases: Volume 7, issue 3 (click...
Assembling face shields for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lochmüller Lab on Lockdown

While the pandemic is still not over in Canada, and Ontario’s state of emergency will not be lifted before the end of June at the...
awardholders

Awards success for Lochmüller Lab researchers

We are very pleased to announce the success of several Lochmüller Lab team members in recent fellowship and scholarship competitions. Jarred...
diagnostic-workflow

New publication: Advances in the diagnosis of inherited neuromuscular diseases and implications for therapy development

The neuromuscular field has seen rapid advances in recent years thanks to the increased use of next-generation sequencing and additional omics technologies like RNA sequencing...