James Dowling

Mogford Campbell family chair in paediatric neurosciences, Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Genetics - University of Toronto

James Dowling

Dr. Jim Dowling is a clinician-scientist focused on gene discovery and therapy development for childhood muscle diseases.  He is a staff clinician and senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children as well as the Mogford Campbell family chair in paediatric neurosciences, and an Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Dowling is the director of the neuromuscular program at SickKids and he has expertise in a range of childhood neuromuscular disorders, including particularly the diagnosis and management of congenital myopathies. His research examines questions of disease pathomechanisms and drug discovery for congenital myopathies and childhood muscular dystrophies, and his laboratory has helped pioneer the use of the zebrafish as a model for these disorders.

He serves on the scientific advisory board of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the RYR1 Foundation, and is co-chair of the steering committee of the myotubular myopathy international registry.

He is excited to serve as a member of the TREAT-NMD Advisory Committee for Therapeutics.