The muscle community at the University of Pennsylvania has established an outstanding training program in Muscle Biology and Muscle Disease, supported in part by the T32 mechanism. Members of the Penn community are known world-wide for excellence in muscle research, and this program facilitates collaborative training opportunities for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Our training program enables trainees to work in laboratories directed by principal investigators who are leaders in the study of the cell biology, genetics, physiology, and/or pathology of muscle. Although the range of interests and expertise of the trainers on this grant is broad, the training is focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle function and disease. The program is designed to take advantage of the highly collaborative nature of the faculty, thus providing the trainees with the opportunity to integrate molecular and clinical aspects of muscle biology into their research. Trainees will also take advantage of our intimate connections with the Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center training and education core based at Penn. Through this core, our trainees will receive education in the physiological and clinical aspects of muscular dystrophy. This training diversity provides an unparalleled training environment in the area of muscle biology. This is evidenced by the many prominent scientists around the world who have trained in this field at the University of Pennsylvania.

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The muscle community at the University of Pennsylvania has established an outstanding training program in Muscle Biology and Muscle Disease, supported in part by the T32 mechanism. Members of the Penn community are known world-wide for excellence in muscle research, and this program facilitates collaborative training opportunities for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Our training program enables trainees to work in laboratories directed by principal investigators who are leaders in the study of the cell biology, genetics, physiology, and/or pathology of muscle.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32AR053461-09
Application #
8654491
Study Section
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Grants Review Committee (AMS)
Program Officer
Boyce, Amanda T
Project Start
2006-05-01
Project End
2016-04-30
Budget Start
2014-05-01
Budget End
2015-04-30
Support Year
9
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$264,159
Indirect Cost
$17,606
Name
University of Pennsylvania
Department
Physiology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
042250712
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19104
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