Meet the team

Professor Hanns Lochmüller

Hanns Lochmüller

Professor Hanns Lochmüller is a neurologist and clinical academic specializing in genetic neuromuscular disorders and rare disease. He is Senior Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Professor of Neurology in the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology at The Ottawa Hospital.

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Sally Spendiff

Sally Spendiff

Sally is a Research Associate in the Lochmüller lab, where she leads the basic research team. A senior postdoctoral researcher with experience in Canada and the UK, Sally joined Hanns soon after his appointment in Ottawa and is overseeing the lab setup and expansion.

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Jian-Jun Jia

Jian-Jun Jia

Jian-Jun has worked in Ottawa for many years and recently joined the Lochmüller lab as a research assistant.

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Jarred Lau

Jarred Lau

Jarred recently graduated with a BSc (Biology and Biotechnology) and has joined the Lochmüller lab as a Masters student to investigate the genetic causes of congenital myasthenic syndromes.

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Alexander Manta

Following the completion of his Masters degree, Alex started studying Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He has joined the Lochmüller lab to work on a project investigating the therapeutic potential of Smac-mimetic compounds on neuromuscular diseases.

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We’re recruiting!

Join us in a great team in a friendly and welcoming city! Positions will be available for MSc and PhD studentships, postdoctoral fellows and research associates (lab-based and clinical) – please contact us if you are interested in joining the team.

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