Promoting Improvements in Muscle Biology

Dr. Richard Lymn has dedicated his entire career to muscle research and promoting improvements in muscle biology and  fitness. Dr. Richard Lymn founded the Lymn Foundation to promote scientific research, study, and educational dialogue concerning muscle biology and muscle diseases.

Through our research activities, we seek to address scientific questions related to muscle, including basic research on muscle and muscle‑related diseases. Dr. Lymn inspires researchers to find solutions to problems caused by muscle‑related diseases that infringe upon the quality of life of humans suffering from those diseases and and muscle weakness.

Lymn Foundation

About Us

Incorporated in the State of Maryland on September 20, 1999, we operate The Lymn Foundation exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

We do not pay any compensation to directors for services rendered as directors, except that we reimburse them for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties to the Foundation.


We at the Lymn Foundation gratefully accept donations from the public, which enhance our ability continue promotion of muscle research.

We acknowledge all contributions with a letter confirming the charitable tax status of the Foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Lymn Foundation is registered with the Charitable Organization Division, Maryland Secretary of State.

Lymn Foundation
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