Carolina Ortiz Wins Best Poster Award
Congratulations to Carolina Cordero Ortiz for earning the top award for her poster during the University of Minnesota Department of Medicine’s Hebbel Research Day. Carolina is a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Rita Perlingeiro, Ph.D. Her poster, illustrating the project entitled “Ribitol rescues functional alpha-dystroglycan glycosylation in a novel patient specific FKRP-associated Walker Warburg Syndrome iPS cell model,” was one of 130 posters on display at the event. The poster illustrates that ribitol can partially restore functional α-DG glycosylation in a human model of severe FKRP-related muscular dystrophy, and supports the use of iPS cell-derived myotubes as a trustworthy platform for in vitro disease modeling and drug screening.