Training and Education Core

Co-Director: Andrew Judge, PhD, University of Florida

Co-Director: Rachelle Crosbie, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

The overall objective of the MDSRC Training Core is to increase the number of rigorously trained and scientifically competent researchers capable of sustaining productive basic science, translational and/or clinical research programs in muscular dystrophy. To meet this central objective, the core will identify and recruit qualified basic science and clinical predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates who demonstrate a genuine interest in, and potential for, independent basic science, translational and/or clinical research in muscular dystrophy. Particular emphasis will be placed on the recruitment of trainees from underrepresented groups with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status and disabilities.