Donovan Lott is a Research Associate Professor with broad clinical experience in physical therapy, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI and MRS), functional testing, and research training in exercise. Over the past 15 years, he has worked as an integral part of the ImagingNMD interdisciplinary team using MRI and MRS to characterize skeletal muscle in muscular dystrophies. He recently completed an R21 as principal investigator investigating safety and feasibility of exercise in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). In addition, he has been leading a research program, based off of the work from the ImagingNMD project, focused on the development of MR endpoints in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1. Dr. Lott’s primary role in the ImagingNMD project is in the collection of strength and functional data, serving as the Team Lead of the Functional Evaluation and Assessment Workgroup. With his extensive clinical and clinical research experience, Dr. Lott has learned how to handle various issues related to the successful collection of strength and functional data, including in nonambulant patients with advanced disease progression. He has also served as a clinical evaluator in both natural history and clinical trial studies involving patients with DMD and other forms of muscular dystrophy.