Our Dysferlin Research Institute

The Dysferlin Research Institute is the branch of the Jain Foundation that directs and manages all aspects of its research funding program. We fund basic and translational research focused on understanding and curing dysferlinopathy, including the biological function of dysferlin and its role in muscle, the pathology of dysferlin deficiency, and therapeutic strategies to restoring dysferlin expression or compensating for its absence. Our funded projects are the result of an interactive development process described in our unique funding model. We also develop tools and resources to aid dysferlin research, as well as organize and sponsor an annual conference for scientists and clinicians studying dysferlin.

The Dysferlin Research Institute branch of the Jain Foundation has evolved into a leading player in the dysferlin field, as described in this message from the Jain Foundation president.

Please visit the pages below for more information from the Dysferlin Research Institute: