Professor Jeff Chamberlain
Jeffrey S. Chamberlain, Ph.D. is the McCaw Endowed Chair in Muscular Dystrophy, a professor of Neurology, Medicine and Biochemistry, and Director of the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his B.A. in biochemistry from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Washington (1985). His lab moved to Seattle in 2001 to build a translational research program for the muscular dystrophies. The Chamberlain laboratory is focused on understanding and developing treatments for the muscular dystrophies. A major area of study involves the development of gene therapy and stem cell therapy approaches. His lab has shown recently that therapeutic genes can be delivered throughout the body of a mouse model for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, leading to a major improvement in muscle strength, elimination of dystrophic pathology and greatly extending lifespan. Plans are currently being developed for human safety trials of the gene therapy approaches.
Dr Nigel Clarke
Dr Nigel Clarke MB, FRACP, PhD is an adult-trained physician with a specialist qualification in Clinical Genetics. His research and recent clinical experience has focused on the inherited myopathies. During post-doctoral studies as a NHMRC/Inserm travelling fellow in Paris, France, he investigated the genetic basis and pathogenesis of several congenital muscular dystrophies. In 2008 he returned to Sydney to take up positions of Senior Lecturer at Sydney University and Clinical Geneticist at the Childrens Hospital at Westmead. His current research centres on the genetics and pathophysiology of the congenital myopathies, diagnostic aspects of inherited myopathies and the identification of new myopathy genes.
Dr John Collins
Dr John Collins is the head of the Pain and Palliative Care Service at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Read more...
Prof Alistair Corbett
Professor Alistair Corbett is a Professor of Medicine at the Concord Hospital Clinical School, University of Sydney. Read more...