Announcements

April 26, 2017 Dr. Stanley Nelson and His Work in Solving Rare Diseases Important work is being done on behalf of patients with undiagnosed diseases highlights the notable efforts of Dr. Stanley Nelson, Co-Director of the CDMD.
April 05, 2017 Muscle Cell Biology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutics Training Program The Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA Requests New Applications for Muscle Cell Biology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutics Training Program
August 15, 2016 Open Postdoctoral Fellow Position
July 26, 2016 Duchenne research funded UCLA’s cutting-edge Duchenne muscular dystrophy research funded by California’s stem cell agency
May 18, 2016 Training Program in Muscle Cell Biology, Pathogenesis, and Therapeutics receives a new NIH T32 Training Grant We are excited to announce that our Training Program in Muscle Cell Biology, Pathogenesis, and Therapeutics has received a new NIH T32 Training Grant.
April 20, 2016 Muscle Cell Biology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutics Training Program The UCLA Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Requests New Applications for Muscle Cell Biology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutics Training Program Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Positions Available
April 01, 2016 April Pyle, Ph.D. awarded the 2015-16 Life Sciences Excellence Award for Outstanding Research Publication Dr. April Pyle has been awarded the 2015-16 Life Sciences Excellence Award for Outstanding Research Publication for the paper, A Single CRISPR-Cas9 Deletion Strategy that Targets the Majority of DMD Patients Restores Dystrophin Function in hiPSC-Derived Muscle Cells.
March 01, 2016 Courtney Young raising awareness for Duchenne at Grad Slam Event. Losing the academic jargon, Grad Slam contestants learn to communicate more broadly about their research
February 16, 2016 UCLA researchers discover potential treatment for Muscular Dystrophy
January 12, 2016 Scientists in the Crosbie-Watson lab reveal an important role for sarcospan in healing the dystrophic heart
January 12, 2016 Elizabeth McNally from Northwestern University to speak at UCLA
November 16, 2015 ‘Hunger Games’ stars scheme with teen on prank to support Duchenne muscular dystrophy research at UCLA local teenager living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy will attend tonight’s premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” — and the backstory couldn’t be more Hollywood.
September 16, 2015 UCLA opens new program to solve mystery genetic diseases Patients with undiagnosed disorders encouraged to apply for comprehensive testing
February 06, 2015 Congratulations to Courtney Young for receiving two prestigious awards for academic excellence Courtney Young has received two prestigious awards for academic excellence
February 06, 2015 Kent Heberer has been awarded the 2015 CDMD Graduate Student Award We are pleased to award Kent Heberer the 2015 CDMD Graduate Student Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the launch and analysis of clinical trials for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA.
February 06, 2015 Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards UCLA $50,000 Exploratory Grant for Evaluation of Exon Skipping Enhancers in Duchenne Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Miceli and thanks to PPMD for funding her work on enhancers of exon skipping.
December 01, 2014 Dr. Rachelle Crosbie Watson receives the Lotus award Dr. Rachelle Crosbie Watson receives the Lotus award and a check to the CDMD to support education initiatives at the Coalition Duchenne Gala on November 14
November 19, 2014 CDMD wins the Patrick Soon Shiong Innovation Award! Patrick Soon Shiong presented the final award to Dr's Nelson and Miceli and gave a glowing speech about the inspiring, innovative, and passionate work being done by CDMD Scientists.
November 11, 2014 Invitation Muscle Cell Biology and Disease Annual Retreat You are invited to The Muscle Cell Biology and Disease Annual Retreat
November 05, 2014 Thank you STARS and The Goldwin Foundation!
September 29, 2014 (Poster Submission) CDMD Annual Retreat- November 21 Save the date!
September 18, 2014 UCLA's DNA Detectives in Action See our article in the U.S. News & World Report: Health
September 16, 2014 CDMD supported by UCLA Women's Volleyball!  
September 09, 2014 UCLA CDMD Clinical Trials Registry  
July 08, 2014 Open Postdoc Position Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. April Pyle at the University of California Los Angeles.
June 18, 2014 Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy & CTSI Team Science Grant The Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (CDMD) and the UCLA CTSI are soliciting applications for a team science award.
June 18, 2014 Employment Opportunity - Academic Coordinator An Academic Coordinator is being solicited to help with the development of a new online course at UCLA.
April 25, 2014 A Family Affair Two UCLA medical researchers are engaged in a very personal fight against a lethal genetic illness that affects one in every 3,500 boys. Their Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is leading the effort to find treatments and extend lives — including that of their son.
April 24, 2014 Announcing the 1st Annual CureDuchenne Fellowship Award CDMD is proud to partner with CureDuchenne to offer the 1st Annual CureDuchenne Fellowship Award.
October 10, 2013 Congratulations to Dr. April Pyle Congratulations to Dr. April Pyle who was just awarded a 5 year 1.6 million dollar grant from the NIH entitled "Reprogramming and Directed Differentiation of Skeletal Muscle Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cells.'
February 22, 2013 Dr. Rachelle Crosbie-Watson for receiving the "UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award"! Only 6 such awards are given each year to the finest teachers on the UCLA campus.
December 12, 2012 UCLA Scientists Find Drug That May Help Fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Drugs are currently being tested that show promise in treating patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), an inherited disease that affects about one in 3,600 boys and results in muscle degeneration and, eventually, death.
November 11, 2012 Cedars-Sinai research: Preclinical muscular dystrophy data shows promise Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have found that an experimental compound may help stem the debilitating effects of muscular dystrophy by restoring normal blood flow to muscles affected by the genetic disorder.
June 06, 2012 Dr. Jamie Marshall receives the Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine Training fellowship. The goal of this program is to provide an in-depth understanding of Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine, in a number of areas of investigation, ranging from development and pathology to tissue repair engineering.
May 08, 2012 CDMD colleagues publish a paper on high throughput screen Dr. Linda Baum and CDMD colleagues published a paper on a high throughput screen to find known drugs that might increase sugars on muscle cells as a possible new therapeutic intervention in DMD.