The mission of the Myology Institute is to unravel the causes and pathophysiology of neuromuscular diseases and myopathies, perform preclinical studies to evaluate novel therapeutics, conduct clinical studies/trials for neuromuscular diseases, and to unite investigators and clinicians at the University of Florida and other institutions who are committed to understanding the basic biology and pathophysiology of muscle and developing treatments for neuromuscular disorders. The Institute will also create important links between the University of Florida and both private and public foundations that support research on neuromuscular disorders, as well as industry partners in therapeutic development.