Ohio State - Nationwide Children's Hospital - Research For Muscle Biology and Disease


In 2011 our Muscle Group expanded to 27 laboratories that are part of The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  These laboratories span over a wide range of Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Divisions that highlight the diversity of muscle research being performed within our respective institutions.

Federica Accornero, Ph.D.

Mechanisms underlying heart and skeletal muscle diseases

Sharon L. Amacher, Ph.D.

Developmental biology of skeletal muscle

Kedryn Baskin, Ph.D.

Endocrine function of the heart and transcriptional regulation

Martha Belury, Ph.D., R.D.

Adipokine signaling and metabolism in skeletal muscle

Brandon Biesiadecki, Ph.D.

Myofilament regulation of muscle contraction

Arthur Burghes, Ph.D.

Motorneuron diseases and muscular atrophy

Dawn Chandler, Ph.D.

Alternative splicing in cancer and neurodegenerative disease

Jonathan Davis, Ph.D.

Skeletal and cardiac muscle contraction and relaxation

Kevin M. Flanigan, M.D.

Mechanisms and therapies of muscular dystrophies

Aaron Goldman, Ph.D.

Gene regulatory mechanisms governing heart regeneration in zebrafish

Renzhi Han, Ph.D.

Membrane repair and muscular dystrophy

Scott Harper, Ph.D.

Molecular mechanisms of muscular dystrophies, RNAi therapies

Paul Janssen, Ph.D.

Myocardial relaxation and molecular mechanisms of heart failure

Stephen Kolb, M.D., Ph.D.

Mechanisms of motor neuron diseases

George Kyriazis, Ph.D.

Nutrient sensing and utilization in skeletal muscle

Christoph Lepper, Ph.D.

Molecular regulation of skeletal muscle stem cells

Paul Martin, Ph.D.

Muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular disorders, glycobiology

Jerry Mendell, M.D.

Gene therapy, clinical trials in muscular dystrophy

Jill Rafael-Fortney, Ph.D.

Muscular Dystrophy and Cardiomyopathy

Peter Reiser, Ph.D.

Sarcomeric proteins and contractile properties of muscle

Zarife Sahenk, M.D.

Molecular mechanisms of hereditary peripheral neuropathies

Megan Waldrop, M.D.

Clinical research in muscular dystrophy

Nicolas Wein, Ph.D.

Mechanisms of pathogenesis of neuromuscular disorders

Noah Weisleder, Ph.D.

Plasma membrane repair, metabolism, and calcium signaling

Mark Ziolo, Ph.D.

Nitric oxide modulation of excitation-contraction coupling