ANRI name changed to Perron Institute
The Research Institute WA Neuroscience (formerly ANRI) has changed its name to the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science (Perron Institute) to acknowledge the contribution of Stan Perron and his wife Jean. Mr Perron, a well-known WA businessman and
philanthropist, has contributed to muscular dystrophy research for more than 30 years, initially supporting the early work of Prof. Byron Kakulas, the Institute’s founder.
Pictured at the 22 November launch of the Perron Institute are West Perth Rotarians Byron Kakulas and Steve Wilton with Governor of Western Australia, Kerry Sanderson. Also pictured are Mr and Mrs Perron and Prof. Sue Fletcher, co-lead researcher with Prof. Wilton.
Tim Dawe has contributed an article to RDU (February edition) celebrating the achievements of Institute Director and West Perth Rotarian Steve Wilton and his co-lead research Prof. Sue Fletcher.
Their world-class discovery of a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The controversial action of fast tracking the approval is a strong recognition of the importance of the drug treatment, the Wilton-Fletcher work and the longstanding vision and leadership of the Institute founder, West Perth Rotarian Byron Kakulas. The club celebrates this breakthrough and congratulates these eminent medical scientists and the work of MDA (Hayley Lethlean and her team).