Mount St. Joseph University congratulates Kelly Hardin, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, for receiving an external research grant from the Neuromuscular Disease Foundation (NDF). This grant of $20,300 will be used to study the rare muscle disease GNE myopathy.
Kelly Hardin earned her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from The Ohio State University, and her M.S. in Biology from Missouri State University. Her research interests include utilization of cell culture models to understand physiological processes relevant to muscle diseases.
“I have been passionate about developing therapies for the rare muscle disease GNE myopathy throughout my entire scientific career,” says Dr. Hardin. “I am grateful for the Neuromuscular Disease Foundation’s support, and look forward to working with Mount students to move towards new therapies for GNE myopathy patients.”
According to its website, the NDF’s mission is to enhance the quality of the lives of people living with GNE Myopathy (also known as HIBM) through advocacy, education, outreach, and funding critical research focused on treatments and a cure.