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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 comprises members with scientific and clinical expertise.  None of the CAC members are investigators in this Center.

UMass Chan Wellstone Center Advisory Committee 

Carl Morris, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Solid Biosciences
141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Expert in gene therapy for muscular dystrophies

Dongsheng Duan, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and Neurology
Margaret Proctor Mullican Professor in Medical Research
University of Missouri Medical School
M610G Medical Sciences Building
Columbia, MO 65212
Expert in viral and molecular therapies for muscular dystrophies

Elizabeth McNally, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics,
Director, Center for Genetic Medicine,
Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
303 E. Superior Street, Lurie 7-125
Chicago, IL 60611
Expert in genetic modifiers of muscle and cardiac disease

Charles Thornton, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences
Saunders Family Distinguished Professor in Neuromuscular Research
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave 
Rochester, NY 14642 
Expert in RNA therapeutics for muscular dystrophy

Carsten Bönnemann, M.D.
Senior Investigator -Neurogenetics,
Chief, Neuromuscular and Neurogenetics
Disorders of Childhood
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Bldg 35, Rm 2A-116
35 Convent Drive MSC 3705
Bethesda, MD 20892-3705
Expert in cell and molecular pathology of neuromuscular and neurogenic disorders