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Michael Garcia

Michael Garcia

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Phone: 573-882-9712
340c Bond Life Sciences Center

Michael Garcia is an associate professor of biological sciences. Research in Michael Garcia’s lab is leading toward better understanding of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), a degenerative neuromuscular disease that can lead to severely atrophied muscles, leaving patients wheelchair-bound. CMT affects 2.6 million people worldwide. Garcia has successfully genetically modified a line of mice so that they carry the mutation that causes one form of this disease in humans, known as CMT-2E. With this animal model now available for observation, Garcia is poised to study the relationship between nerves and muscles as this disease progresses, with the ultimate goal of circumventing the disease.

Lab site: Garcia Lab

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