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2022 Grants at a Glance

MDA’s research program awards grants to the world’s best scientists investigating promising theories and therapies that may accelerate treatments and cures for families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. Here are the grants funded by the MDA in 2022.


Grantee:
Forum Kamdar, PhD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Clinical Research Network Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
Alexia Kagiava, PhD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2023
Grant Type:
Idea Award
Disease(s):
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
Grantee:
Bernard Jasmin, PhD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Myotonic dystrophy (DM)
Grantee:
Michio Inoue, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD)
Grantee:
Shushu Huang, M.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD)
Grantee:
Jonathan Glass, PhD
Funded: 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Grant Type:
Restricted Research Grant
Disease(s):
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Grantee:
Hibiki Fujita, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Mitochondrial myopathies, Encephalomyopathies
Grantee:
Asuka Eguchi, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
James Dowling, M.D., Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2023
Grant Type:
Idea Award
Disease(s):
Central core disease
Grantee:
Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD)
Grantee:
Sabine De La Porte, HDR
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2023
Grant Type:
Idea Award
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
Sandrine Da Cruz, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Grantee:
Peter Currie, PhD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD)
Grantee:
Greg Cooper, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD)
Grantee:
Serena Carra, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
Grantee:
Luca Caputo, PhD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
Daniel Bittel, Ph.D., D.P.T.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD)
Grantee:
Charles Abrams M.D., Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
Grantee:
Emilie Venereau, Ph.D
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
Martine Therrien, Ph.D
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 9/1/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Grantee:
Mathula Thangarajh, PhD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 12/31/2023
Grant Type:
Clinical Trial Travel Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
Tyler Tarr, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS)
Grantee:
Amirhossein Taghavi, PhD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
Myotonic dystrophy (DM)
Grantee:
Jeffrey Statland, M.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Clinical Research Network Grant
Disease(s):
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD)
Grantee:
Nandhini Sivakumar, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Grantee:
Michael Shy, M.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Infrastructure Grant
Disease(s):
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
Grantee:
Joshua Selsby, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
Markus Ruegg, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD)
Grantee:
Michael Rudnicki, PhD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
Fabio Rossi, M.D., Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
George Rodney, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
David Richman, M.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Myasthenia gravis (MG)
Grantee:
William Pu, MD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
Jae Mo Park, PhD
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2023
Grant Type:
Idea Award
Disease(s):
Mitochondrial myopathies, Encephalomyopathies
Grantee:
James Novak, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2023
Grant Type:
Idea Award
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
Chiara Mozzetta, Ph.D.
Funded: 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD)
Grantee:
Carlos Moraes, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Mitochondrial myopathies, Encephalomyopathies
Grantee:
Gordon Lynch, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
Grantee:
John Lueck, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Myotonic dystrophy (DM)
Grantee:
Rashmi Kothary, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Research Grant
Disease(s):
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Grantee:
Neena Lala-Tabbert, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
Grant Type:
Development Grant
Disease(s):
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
Grantee:
Jocelyn Laporte, Ph.D.
Funded: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2023
Grant Type:
Idea Award
Disease(s):
Distal myopathies

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