Welcome to the Kunkel Laboratory!
Division of Genetics, Program in Genomics at Boston Children's Hospital
The purpose of this site is to introduce visitors to our research. The Kunkel Laboratory is part of the Division of Genetics, Program in Genomics at Boston Children's Hospital and is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Our laboratory works on the molecular genetic basis of human genetic diseases with special emphasis on those involving muscle. We have identified many of the genes involved in the Muscular Dystrophies and are currently developing stem cell based approaches to therapy. We have expanded our genetic studies into complex human genetic traits such as Autism and Interstitial Cystitis, taking advantage of newly emerging genomic technologies.