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Principal Investigator

Charles P. Emerson, Jr., Ph.D.

The Director of Core A and Wellstone MD CRC is Charles P. Emerson, Jr., Ph.D. Dr. Emerson is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Department of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is an internationally recognized developmental biologist for his research on skeletal myogenesis. He has been the recipient of NIH Career Development and Merit Awards and two NIH training grants. Dr. Emerson will serve as the Wellstone MD CRC Director as well as the lead investigator in myoblast cell culture studies to understand the cellular pathology of FSHD in Project 3 and to establish a FSHD myoblast cell repository in Cell Core C.