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Volker Straub, MD, PhD
Harold Macmillan Professor of Medicine Consultant
John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre
International Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Professor Volker Straub was founding joint co-ordinator of TREAT-NMD, and is an executive board member of the World Muscle Society and R&D Director of the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Together with Hanns Lochmüller, Volker was responsible for setting up the German national muscular dystrophy network. Currently, he is a Harold Macmillan Professor of Medicine Consultant in Neuromuscular Genetics and Paediatrics at John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre.
Dr. Straub got his training in pediatric neurology at the universities of Düsseldorf and Essen in Germany and completed his PhD thesis on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. After completing his PhD thesis, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Kevin Campbell at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Straub has an interest in the pathogenesis of muscular dystrophies research using zebrafish and mouse models. He also has a special interest in the use of MRI in muscular dystrophies, contrast-enhanced MRI and quantitative MRI, which provides insights into the dynamic processes underlying muscle fibre de- and regeneration.
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