Tejvir Khurana, MD, PhD

Professor

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752B Clinical Research Building

415 Curie Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-898-4116

Fax: 215-573-5851

tsk@mail.med.upenn.edu

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Tejvir Khurana, MD, PhD


Professor of Physiology

Other Perelman School of Medicine Affiliations


Degrees & Education

  • MBBS, Delhi University, 1985

  • PhD, Harvard University, 1992


Awards & Honors

  • National Talent Search Scholarship, National Council Education, Research & Training, India

  • Research Fellowship, Muscular Dystrophy Association, USA

  • Clinical Investigator Development Award, National Institutes of Health, USA


Professional Affiliations

  • American Physiological Society

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

  • American Society for Human Genetics

  • World Muscle Society


Research Interests

  • Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy, NMJ-specific gene regulation, Utrophin, Extraocular muscle, Myostatin, Gene therapy.


Research Description

We study molecular mechanisms underlying muscle specializations and patho-physiology of muscle diseases. Topics include developmental changes of muscle as a whole that lead to the formation of unique skeletal muscle group such as the extraocular muscle (EOM), control of muscle size by growth / developmental factors, as well as formation of synapses or neuromuscular junctions). This research is also interesting from a disease perspective since some of these molecules / pathways (e.g. myostatin, utrophin) offer therapeutic strategies for muscular dystrophy.


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