Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Physiology

Department of Physiology
A-601 Richards Building
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6085

Phone: (215) 573 2640
Fax: (215) 573-5851

Other Perelman School of Medicine Affiliations
Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences
Pennsylvania Muscle Institute (PMI)

MBBS, Delhi University, 1985
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1992

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

Web Links
Khurana Lab. at PMI

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.


Click here for a full list of publications
(searches the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database.)

Back to list