On 20 April, The Institute of Neuroscience and Muscle Research (INMR) Patron, Excellency The Honourable General David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley visited to learn more about the world-leading integrated clinical and research work that benefits thousands of patients.
His Excellency and Mrs Hurley met with Professor Russell Dale, Head of INMR, A/Prof Kristi Jones, Head of Neurogenetics Service, A/Prof Fabienne Brilot-Turville, Brain Autoimmunity Research Leader, and Dr Michael Brydon, Chief Executive, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and visited INMR laboratories.
There are seven research programs within INMR as well as clinical trials. INMR also has a research-based diagnostic service. This research is directly relevant to patients with specific inherited disorders such as muscular dystrophies, peripheral neuropathies and Neurofibromatosis Type 1, as well as acquired neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and autoimmune movement disorders. INMR investigates the causes and consequences of these illnesses as well as therapies improving the lives of many young patients.