Creating Mouse Models for Studying Muscular Dystrophy
Undergraduate Scholar Grant Recipient: Anja Cucak
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michael Kyba, PhD
Grant Period: 2015-2016
Site: University of Minnesota
Muscular dystrophy is a disease where mutations in genes interfere with the production of proteins that form healthy muscle. This leads to a progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass, often impacting patients’ ability to walk or making it difficult to breathe or swallow.