We study stem cells in skeletal muscle and adipose (fat) tissues and develop therapeutics for muscular dystrophy, muscle atrophy, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. We use transgenic mice and cultured human cells to model human diseases and identify therapeutic agents/approaches.
We are using human pluripotent stem cells (human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs)) to differentiate cell types that are affected in diseases of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Because primary patient PNS cells in large numbers are nearly…
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