Linda Kusner, PhD, is a research professor of pharmacology, physiology, genomics, and precision medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as a member of the Myasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network (MGNet). Her research focuses on the understanding of extraocular muscle physiology and response to disease, including myasthenia gravis (MG). Here, she shares her start in rare disease research, exciting discoveries, and future goals.
Felipe Polo-Wood is an innovator—both in his work as an IT consultant and as a patient with myasthenia gravis (MG), a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by weakness of the skeletal muscles. Here, Felipe shares his journey with MG, from fighting for a diagnosis to making a difference through research participation.
Challenges in conducting clinical research in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic are spotlighted in an article from three consortia of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN). Their contribution was featured in the latest issue of Rare Neurological Diseases Special Report.