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H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.
William Maul Measey Professor
Director, Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy
University of Pennsylvania


Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Research
Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
The University of Chicago Medical Center


Center Investigators

Elisabeth R. Barton, Ph.D.
Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Penn Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Carsten Bonnemann, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Barry J. Byrne, MD, PhD
Professor Molecular Genetics and Gene Therapy of Cardiovascular Disease
University of Florida

Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D.
William Wikoff Smith Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Senior Director, Cardiovascular Institute
Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Co-Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


M. Carrie Miceli, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology Immunology and Immunology and Molecular Genetics

Stanley Nelson, Ph.D.
Human Genetics


E. Michael Ostap, Ph.D
University of Pennsylvania.
Professor of Physiology
Director of Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

Margaret M. Sleeper, BS, VMD
Associate Profess of Cardiology
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine



Melissa Spencer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurology

Krista Vandenborne, PT, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida


Glenn Walter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
University of Florida