The Research Team consists of highly dedicated and knowledgeable clinical investigators and research staff that work directly with individuals with neuromuscular diseases to promote a better quality of life. Our objective is to run clinical trials safely, effectively, and acquire high- quality data while fostering a welcoming and enjoyable environment for our patients and their families. We work with patients from an array of NMD backgrounds, which include Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy (DMD/BMD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD).We also serve our local and global neuromuscular communities by providing education, awareness, and compassionate service.

Craig McDonald, M.D.
Professor and Chair;
Research Director

Nanette Joyce, D.O., M.A.S.
Assistant Professor

Erik Henricson, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director for Clinical Research

Erica Goude, M.S., CCRP
Research Manager

Alina Nicorici
Clinical Evaluator

Colleen Anthonisen, CCRP
Senior Research Coordinator
Clinical Evaluator

Omaid Sarwary, CCRP
Research Coordinator

Poonam Prasad
Research Coordinator

Rachel Baek
Assistant Research Coordinator

Laura Friudenberg
Administrative Coordinator
Neuromuscular Research Lab