Information for Patients/Families
Thank you for your interest in our research! Boston Children's Hospital is well known for its combination of first rate clinical care and for its outstanding research. Our laboratory is part of the Division of Genetics in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. We have been committed to the study of neuromuscular disease since the early 1990's. Our group includes a team of scientists and doctors whose goal is determining which genes and proteins are involved in neuromuscular disease.
We are also affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics of Harvard Medical School. As a Harvard academic affiliate, our lab has been the training site for a number of researchers that have made important contributions to the genetics field. We are proud to say that many of our alumni are still working on neuromuscular disease.
The results derived from our research have shed light into some of the most difficult questions about the genetics of the congenital myopathies. Our progress has been made possible in part thanks to the generosity of many families around the world who have participated in our research. Families enroll in our studies because they want to contribute to research, hoping that their participation may eventually benefit all individuals with neuromuscular disease. Our goals are to help all patients and their families by improving diagnostic methods and treatments for these disorders.
By clicking on the links on the left, you will be taken to pages with information about muscle disease and function, resources, our research, ways to help, and answers to frequently asked questions.