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Jerry R. Mendell, MD
Center for Gene Therapy
The Research Institute
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Research Bldg. II
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Jerry R. Mendell, MD, is an attending neurologist at Nationwide Children’s, principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute of Nationwide Children’s, Director of the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, Co-director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, and Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Pathology, and Physiology and Cell Biology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mendell was among the first to test muscle cell transplantation for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the early 1990’s and the first person to study viral mediated gene therapy for muscular dystrophy in humans.
His Lab is devoted to the development of potential treatments for neuromuscular diseases including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). The Mendell lab also serves as the diagnostic lab of muscle biopsies for the Anatomic Pathology Department of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
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