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Patient Support Professionals

Joline Dalton, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor
University of Minnesota Health
Floor 2, Check-In D
‚Äč14500 99th Ave. N
Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States

Joline Dalton is a board certified genetic counselor who has worked at the University of Minnesota focusing on neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders since she started her career in 2000. She is currently the genetic counselor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association sponsored clinics at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She has a BA in psychology and political science from the University of Minnesota, Morris, an MS in Biological Sciences from Duquesne University and an MS in Genetic Counseling from the University of Minnesota.

In 2003, the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center was established at the University of Minnesota where Joline has served in several capacities. She helped establish and grow the MD Center community program, which has initiated several unique initiatives designed to provide hope and support for patients and families affected by neuromuscular disease. Joline has been involved in different aspects of research including discovery of several novel genetic causes of neurogenetic conditions such as, myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2) and spinal cerebellar ataxia type 5 (SCA5). She has also been involved in several neuromuscular clinical trials.