Advisory Committee

The Center Advisory Committee (CAC) was established by the CRC's Director and co-Director and approved by NIH program officials. The current CAC is comprised of eight members with scientific and clinical expertise and includes patient advocate representation. None of the CAC members are investigators in this Center.

UMMS Wellstone Center Advisory Committee (2014)

Michael R. Altherr, Ph.D.
BioScience Division
Group B-5
Mail Stop M888
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Expert in FSHD and human genetics

Victor Ambrose, Ph.D.
Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine
University of Massachussetts Medical School
373 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01655
Expert in complex genetics and RNA therapeutics

Haig Kazazian, M.D.
Professor of Human Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MRB 439
733 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD  21205
Expert in human genetics, genome biology and transposable DNA elements

Elizabeth McNally, M.D., Ph.D.
AJ Carson Professor of Medicine & Human Genetics, 
Director Institute for Cardiovascular Researcher and Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6088
Chicago, IL 60637
Expert in muscular dystrophy, mouse models and genetics

Bill Moss, A.M.
Chairman of Moss Capital
Founder of the FSHD Global Research Foundation Limited
FSHD Global Research Foundation Limited
PO Box A298
Sydney
South NSW
1235 AUSTRALIA
Leader in FSHD patient advocacy

Terrance Partridge, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Children’s Research Institute 
Center for Genetic Medicine Research 
Children's National Medical Center 
111 Michigan Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20010-2970 
Expert in muscle regeneration and disease

Jude Samulski, Ph.D.
Director of Gene Therapy Center & Professor of Pharmacology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
7119 Thurston Building 
Campus Box 7352 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7352 
Expert in gene therapy and muscle disease 

Charles Thornton, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical School
School of Medicine and Dentistry 
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 645 
Rochester, NY 14642 
Expert in myotonic dystrophy and RNA therapeutics