Ambreen Sayed wins best poster presentation at the New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle conference in New Orleans

Ambreen Sayed attended the 8th biennial meeting of the New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle Conference, held in new Orleans, LA and organized by H. Lee Sweeney and Elizabeth McNally. The conference highlights current developments in muscle biology, disease, and therapy with presentations by leading international researchers from industry and academia. This was Ambreen’s second time presenting at this conference and also her second win. She previously won a travel award to attend the conference in 2016. Ambreen presented her work on “Characterization and Functional Rescue of a Mouse Model of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy with Megaconial Myopathy”. She spoke about this rare form of muscular dystrophy, her unique mouse model that emulates this disorder, the rescue model she engineered, and the successful implementation of a gene therapy to rescue this muscular dystrophy in the mouse model.