Basic Science Research

As one of the world’s leading muscle research groups, MD Center Faculty continue to make fundamental new discoveries about the causes of muscle disease and development of new therapeutic approaches.  Our faculty are internationally recognized for their research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, Dystroglycanopathies, Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, other rare muscle diseases, Sarcopenia/Aging and Cachexia.  Studies are often collaborations between MD Center Faculty and employ state-of-the art technologies ranging from single molecule, to cellular, organ system and ultimately behavioral, with increasing links to translational and clinical research activities.

Clinical Trial Research

Each year, there are more and more clinical trials available that may help with the treatment and management of your neuromuscular disorder. It is our hope and our goal to provide clinical research trials for all those in our MD community. We are able to offer many clinical studies at the University of Minnesota, as well as have the ability to partner with other research and Universities nationwide. This allows us to provide various opportunities for patients affected with a neuromuscular condition.

The amount of progress in reseach and the increase of clinical treatments for Neuromuscular Diseases in the last 15 years has been astounding. Every day, we are getting closer to treatment, and an eventual cure.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact or call (612) 626-0822.