FSHD Education and Training Opportunities through the Wellstone CRC

Education and Training Core

The training of students, research fellows, and clinicians forms an integral part of this Wellstone Center on the "Biomarkers for Therapy of FSHD". The goal of our training program is to prepare young scientists for independent careers studying skeletal muscle biology and muscular dystrophy, with a strong focus on FSHD, and to provide them with the mentoring and assistance they need to begin those careers successfully. Although the training focuses largely on predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, the participating laboratories are also actively involved in mentoring medical residents, clinical fellows, and junior faculty at the early stages of their careers studying muscle biology and neuromuscular disease.

Contacts

For further information please contact:

Charles P. Emerson, Jr., Ph.D. 
Director UMMS Wellstone Program
Professor Cell and Developmental Biology and Neurology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Room S5-147
Worcester, MA 01655 USA
Office: (774) 455-1571
Lab: (774) 455-1570 
Fax: (774) 455-1575 
charles.emersonjr@umassmed.edu

Louis Kunkel, Ph.D.
Enders 5 
Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 355-8200 or (617) 355-6729
(617) 730-0253 fax
kunkel@enders.tch.harvard.edu