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Catherine Douthwright, PhD, has been promoted to assistant professor of neurology.

Originally from upstate NY, Douthwright came to UMass in 2008 as a PhD candidate and joined the lab of Dr. Daryl Bosco, PhD, to study proteins and cellular responses involved in the pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). After successfully defending her thesis in 2014, she joined the Robert Brown, MD, DPhil, clinical research program and has contributed to the undertaking of 20 interventional studies and 10 observational/natural history studies across several neuromuscular diseases, including ALS, FSHD, and AMN. 

Douthwright, PhD, currently manages two very bright clinical research coordinators and oversees clinical trial operations for medical doctors, Robert Brown, MD, DPhil, Margaret Ayo Owegi, DO, Lawrence Hayward, MD, PhD, and Mehdi Ghasemi, MD, MPH.

She also met my husband here at UMass who completed the PhD program in 2015 and they have two very sweet children, a daughter age 5 and a son age 2.5.

Congratulations on your well-deserved promotion!