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Researchers

Thurman Wheeler, MD

Researcher
Neurologist
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
55 Fruit Street
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dr. Thurman Wheeler currently works in the department of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wheeler obtained his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Washington Medical Center, followed by a fellowship from The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

His ‘Wheeler Muscular Dystrophy Research Lab’ studies muscular dystrophies with the long-term goal of finding new treatments for patients. The lab focuses on the two most common types of muscular dystrophy: myotonic dystrophy and Duchenne dystrophy.

 

Research Positions

 

Postdoctoral Fellow:

Background in muscle biology, muscle diseases, muscular dystrophies, molecular therapies, RNA metabolism, molecular biology, molecular imaging, translational research, neurogenetic disorders, and/or neuromuscular disorders.

 

MD/PhD Student:

Interest in muscle biology, muscle diseases, muscular dystrophies, molecular therapies, RNA metabolism, molecular biology, molecular imaging, translational research, neurogenetic disorders, and/or neuromuscular disorders.

 

Representative Publications:

Analysis of Extracellular mRNA in Human Urine Reveals Splice Variant Biomarkers of Muscular Dystrophies

Urine mRNA to Identify a Novel Pseudoexon Causing Dystrophinopathy

Non-Invasive Monitoring of Alternative Splicing Outcomes to Identify Candidate Therapies for Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1

Progressive Myopathy in an Inducible Mouse Model of Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

Enhancement of Plasmid-Mediated Gene Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy by Directed Plasmid Integration