Research Labs

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.