Mentees 2023

Dr Salman Bhai  is an adult neuromuscular neurologist who is the Director of the Neuromuscular Center at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (United States).

Salman’s mid-career mentors are Prof. E. Hoffman (United States) and Prof. A. De Luca (Italy).

Dr Margherita Giannini is a MD PhD, rheumatologist and physiologist, working in inflammatory myopathies (IM) clinical and translational research in Physiology department of the Strasbourg University Hospital (France). She is also Associate Professor in Physiology at the University of Strasbourg (France).

Margherita’s mid-career mentors are Prof. O. Benveniste (France) and Dr A. Mammen.

Dr Saskia Houwen is a paediatric rehabilitation physician in the neuromuscular centre of the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen (The Netherlands).

Saskia’s mid-career mentors are Mrs S. Foye (United States) and Prof. C. Gagnon (Canada)                          

Dr Piera Smeriglio is a principal investigator and group leader at the Myology Institute in Paris (France).

Piera’s mid-career mentors are Prof. A. Aartsma-Rus (The Netherlands) and Dr A. Beggs (United States)

Mentees 2022

Dr Laure Gallay is a MD, PhD specialised in clinical immunology and rare diseases, she is currently performing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), carrying out  investigations on the involvement of muscle stem cells in the pathogenesis of inflammatory myopathies.

Laure’s mid-career mentors are Dr C. Wallgren-Pettersson (Finland) and Dr A. Mammen (United States).

Dr  Mert Karakaya is a pediatrician, currently in the final year of his residency in Human Genetics at the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Cologne (Germany).

Mert’s mid-career mentors are Prof. C. Bönnemann (United States) and Prof. M. Vainzof (Brasil).

Dr Eric Voorn is working as a senior researcher at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Amsterdam University Medical Center in The Netherlands.

Eric’s mid-career mentors are Prof. V. Straub (United Kingdom) and Prof. A. Oldfors (Sweden).

Mentees 2021

Dr Aurea Martins-Bach is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), where she leads the preclinical imaging research in the Physics Group at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN).

Aurea’s mid-career mentors are Drs A. Atema  (The Netherlands) and Prof. M. Rüegg (Switzerland).

Dr Paloma Gonzalez-Perez is an adult neuromuscular neurologist who directs the Myopathy Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, United States.

Paloma’s mid-career mentors are Prof. U. Schara-Schmidt (Germany) and Prof. B. Smeets (The Netherlands).

Dr Rosella Avagliano Trezza is a basic and translational researcher, currently a post-doc at the Maastricht University Medical Centre in The Netherlands.

Rossella’s mid-career mentors are Prof. A. Aartsma-Rus (The Netherlands) and Dr S. Tromp (The Netherlands).

Dr Nicole Voet is a rehabilitation physician and senior researcher at the Outpatient Clinic for NMD of the Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, and rehabilitation center Klimmendaal, Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Nicole’s mid-career mentors are Prof. H. Lochmüller (Canada) and Dr A. Urtizberea (France).

To read more about our mentees, download the mentee-leaflet here:

ENMC A4 leaflet lijst mentees January 2024