Harvard Neuromuscular Disease Project

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Welcome to the Harvard Neuromuscular Disease Project

Kunkel Laboratory

This project aims to study gene expression in normal and diseased muscle. Our researchers have a long and productive history defining the molecular genetics of human neuromuscular diseases. They are collaborating on this project in anticipation that the research will result in a better understanding of the pathology of specific neuromuscular diseases and in new approaches to treatment.

Overview: Learn about our mission and program goals. 



Project 1: Gene Expression and Biochemical Studies of Filamin/Sarcoglycan-related Dystrophies.
Project 2: Gene Expression and Biochemical Studies of Dysferlin-related Dystrophies.
Project 3: Gene Expression and Biochemical Analysis of Muscle Development in Myotubular Myopathy.
Project 4: Gene Expression in, and Therapeutic Application of Muscle Stem Cells.


Find out about the program's core service facilities:

Core A: Administrative Core.
Core B: Clinical Specimen and Data Core (CSDC).
Core C: Gene Expression and Bioinformatics Core (GEBC).


Please click here to view our publications and supplemental data for each laboratory working on the Harvard Neuromuscular Disease Project.

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