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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

Click here to read Anja Cucak's Final Report

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.