Campus Alert: Find the latest UMMS campus news and resources at

Search Close Search
Search Close Search
Page Menu

FSHD Education and Training Opportunities through the Wellstone CRC

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.

Education and Training Core


For further information please contact one of the lead scientists at:

Charles P. Emerson, Jr., Ph.D. 
Director Wellstone Program
Professor of 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

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  


Kathryn Wagner, M.D., Ph.D. 
Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders 
The Kennedy Krieger Institute 
Associate Professor 
Department Neurology and Neuroscience 
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
707 North Broadway, Room 400A 
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
(443) 923-9525
(443) 923-9545 fax