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Basic Science Trainees

Basic Science Trainees in the Wellstone Center

The Iowa Wellstone Center originated with a collaboration among the Center investigators, which pre-dates NIH funding. In 1997, Drs. Campbell, Moore and Mathews began regular meetings to review biopsies. Basic science trainees in the Campbell Laboratory joined these meetings, with discussions about biopsy findings and unusual clinical cases often sparking new research directions. With Dr. Campbell’s mentorship, research conducted by graduate student and postdoctoral trainees is making a significant contribution to our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of diverse muscular dystrophies.

Prospective postdoctoral trainees should e-mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Kevin Campbell.

Graduate Student Trainees

Past Graduate Students

Ameya Walimbe

Ameya Walimbe, M.D., Ph.D. (2012-2020)

Child Neurology Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

POMK regulates dystroglycan function via LARGE1-mediated elongation of matriglycan.

Walimbe, A. S., Okuma, H., Joseph, S., Yang, T., Yonekawa, T., Hord, J. M., Venzke, D., Anderson, M. E., Torelli, S., Manzur, A., Devereaux, M., Cuellar, M., Prouty, S., Ocampo Landa, S., Yu, L., Xiao, J., Dixon, J.E., Muntoni, F., Campbell, K. P. (2020) eLife, (9:e61388). doi: 10.7554/eLife.61388 PMID: 32975514 PMCID: PMC7556876


Jakob Satz, Ph.D. (1999-2007)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Susan L. Ackerman Lab, HHMI, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Distinct Functions of Glial and Neuronal Dystroglycan in the Developing and Adult Mouse Brain.

Satz, J.S., Ostendorf, A.P., Hou, S., Turner, A., Kusano, H., Lee, J.C., Turk, R., Nguyen, H., Ross-Barta, S.E., Westra., S., Hoshi, T., Moore, S.A. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Neuroscience, 30: 14560-72, 2010. PMID: 20980614 PMCID: PMC2979314


Dimple Bansal

Dimple Bansal, Ph.D. (1998-2003)

Independent Entrepreneur, Drug Discovery Oncology & DMD, Pre-clinical drug development Oncology, Marketing & Business Development, McLean, Virginia

Defective Membrane Repair in Dysferlin-Deficient Muscular Dystrophy. 

Bansal, D., Miyake, K., Vogel, S.S., Groh, S., Chen, C.C., Williamson, R., McNeil, P.L. and Campbell, K.P. Nature423(6936):168-172, 2003. PMID: 12736685 DOI: 10.1038/nature01573


Myoung-Goo Kang

Myoung-Goo Kang, Ph.D. (1998-2003)

Staff Scientist, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

A Functional AMPA Receptor-calcium Channel Complex in the Postsynaptic Membrane.

Kang M-G., Chen C.C., Wakamori M., Hara Y., Mori Y. and Campbell K.P. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 103(14): 5561-5566, 2006. PMID: 16567654 PMCID: PMC1459393


Jyoti Arikkath

Jyothi Arikkath, Ph.D. (1997-2002)

Scientific Review Officer, Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging, Center for Scientific Review, NIH, Bethesda, MD

γ1 Subunit Interactions Within the Skeletal Muscle L-type Voltage Gated Calcium Channels. 

Arikkath, J., Chen, C., Ahern, C., Allamand, V., Flanagan, J., Coronado, R., Gregg, R. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 278: 1212-1219, 2003. PMID: 12409298 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M208689200


Leland Lim, M.D., Ph.D. (1993-1999)

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

β-Sarcoglycan:  Characterization and Role in Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Linked to 4q12.

Lim, L.E., Duclos, F., Broux, O., Bourg, N., Sunada, Y., Allamand, V., Meyer, J., Richard, I., Moomaw, C., Slaughter, C., Tomé, F.M.S., Fardeau, M., Jackson, C.E., Beckmann, J.S. and Campbell, K.P. Nature Genetics11:257-265, 1995. PMID: 7581448 DOI: 10.1038/ng1195-257


Chris Gurnett

Christina (Chris) Gurnett, M.D., Ph.D. (1992-1997)

A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Neurology and Director, Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Dual Function of the Voltage-Dependent Ca2+ Channel α2δ Subunit in Current Stimulation and Subunit Interaction.

Gurnett, C.A., De Waard, M. and Campbell, K.P. Neuron16:431-440, 1996. PMID: 8789958 DOI: 10.1016/s0896-6273(00)80061-6


Postdoctoral Trainees

Current Postdoctoral Scholars

Miguel Gonzales

Miguel F. Gonzales, Ph.D. (2022-Present)


Divya Rathi, Ph.D. (2022-Present)


Ishita Chandel

Ishita Chandel, Ph.D. (2021-Present)


Jeff Hord

Jeff Hord, Ph.D. (2016-Present)

Muscular Dystrophy-Dystroglycanopathy in a Family of Labrador Retrievers with a LARGE 1 Mutation.

Shelton, G. D., Minor, K. M., Guo, L. T., Friedenberg, S. G., Cullen, J. N., Hord, J. M., Venzke, D., Anderson, M. E., Devereaux, M., Prouty, S., Handelman, C., Campbell, K. P., Mickelson, J. R. Neuromuscular Disorders, 2021 Jul 28;S0960-8966(21)00203-0. doi: 10.1016/j.nmd.2021.07.016. PMID: 34654610, PMCID: PMC8963908


Soumya Joseph

Soumya Joseph, Ph.D. (2016-Present)

Lassa fever virus binds matriglycan – a polymer of alternating xylose and glucuronate – on α-dystroglycan.

Joseph, S. and Campbell, K.P. (2021) Viruses, 13(9), 1679. doi: 10.3390/v13091679 PMID: 34578260 PMCID: PMC8473316


Past Postdoctoral Scholars

Hide Okuma

Hidehiko Okuma, M.D., Ph.D. (2016-2021)

Anesthesiologist, Kameda Medical Center,  Kamogawa City, Japan

N-terminal domain on dystroglycan enables LARGE1 to extend matriglycan on α-dystroglycan and prevents muscular dystrophy.

Okuma, H., Hord, J. M., Chandel, I., Venzke, D., Anderson. M. E., Walimbe, A. S., Joseph, S., Gastel, Z., Hara, Y., Saito, F., Matsumura, K., Campbell, K. P. (2023) eLife 12:e82811. doi: 10.7554/eLife.82811 PMID: 36723429  PMCID: PMC9917425


Tiandi Yang

Tiandi Yang, Ph.D. (2017-2020)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

POMK regulates dystroglycan function via LARGE1-mediated elongation of matriglycan.

Walimbe, A. S., Okuma, H., Joseph, S., Yang, T., Yonekawa, T., Hord, J. M., Venzke, D., Anderson, M. E., Torelli, S., Manzur, A., Devereaux, M., Cuellar, M., Prouty, S., Ocampo Landa, S., Yu, L., Xiao, J., Dixon, J.E., Muntoni, F., Campbell, K. P. (2020) eLife, (9:e61388). doi: 10.7554/eLife.61388 PMID: 32975514 PMCID: PMC7556876


Toru Egashira

Toru Egashira, M.D., Ph.D. (2014-2019)

Chief Physician, Department of Cardiology, Tachikawa Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

A unique variant of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus that induces pheromone binding protein MUP: Critical role for CTL.

Ware, B.C., Sullivan, B.M., LaVergne, S., Marro, B., Egashira, T., Campbell, K.P., Elder, J., Oldstone, M.B.A. (2019). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 116(36):18001-18008. doi:10.1073/pnas.1907070116 PMID:31427525 PMCID: PMC6731760


Takahiro Yonekawa

Takahiro Yonekawa, M.D., Ph.D. (2014-2018)

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Mie, Japan

Large1 Gene Transfer in Older myd Mice with Severe Muscular Dystrophy Restores Muscle Function and Greatly Improves Survival.

Yonekawa, T.,  Rauckhorst, A.J., El-Hattab S, Cuellar, Marco A., Venzke, D., Anderson, M.E., Okuma, H., Pewa, A.D., Taylor, E.B., Campbell, K.P. (2022) Science Advances8(21):eabn0379. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abn0379. PMID: 35613260


Tianqing Zheng

Tianqing Zheng, Ph.D. (2014-2015)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lerner Lab, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, CA

Structural Basis of Laminin Binding to the LARGE Glycans on Dystroglycan.

Briggs, D., Yoshida-Moriguchi, T., Zheng, T., Venzke, D., Anderson, M., Strazzulli, A., Moracci, M., Yu, L., Hohenester, E., Campbell, K.P. Nature Chemical Biology, 12(10):810-814, 2016.  doi:10.1038/nchembio.2146 PMID: 27526028 PMCID: PMC5030134


Jessica de Greef

Jessica de Greef, Ph.D. (2010-2015)

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Collagen VI Deficiency Improves Muscle Pathology, but Not Muscle Function, in the Y-Sarcoglycan-Null Mouse.

de Greef J.C., Hamlyn R., Jensen B.S., O’Campo Landa, R., Levy, J.R., Kobuke, K., Campbell, K.P. Human Molecular Genetics, 2016; 25(7):1357-1369. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddw018 PMID: 26908621 PMCID: PMC4787905


Jennifer Levy

Jennifer Levy, Ph.D. (2008-2016)

Scientific Director, Coalition to Cure Calpain 3 (C3), Bryn Mawr, PA

MG53’s New Identity.

Levy, JR, Campbell, KP, Glass, DJ. Skeletal Muscle, 3: 28, 2013. PMID: 24175977 PMCID: PMC4177543


Genetic Ablation of the Complement System Attentuates Dysferlin-deficient Muscular Dystrophy.

Han, R., Frett, E.M., Levy, J.R., Rader, E.P., Lueck, J.D., Bansal, D., Moore, S.A., Ng, R.N., Beltran-Valero de Bernabe, D., Faulkner, J.A. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 120: 4366-74, 2010.PMID: 21060153 PMCID: PMC2993587


Matthew Goddeeris

Matthew Goddeeris, Ph.D. (2007-2014)

Vice President of Biology, Cellarity, Cambridge, MA

Large glycans on dystroglycan function as a tunable matrix scaffold to prevent dystrophy.

Goddeeris, M.M., Wu, B., Venzke, D., Yoshida-Moriguchi, T., Saito, F., Matsumura, K., Moore, S.A., Campbell, K.P. Nature, 503: 136-40, 2013. PMID: 24132234 PMCID: PMC3891507


Kei-ichiro Inamori, Ph.D. (2006-2013)

Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular Biomembrane and Glycobiology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sendai, Japan

Dystroglycan Function Requires Xylosyl- and Glucuronyltransferase Activities of LARGE. 

Inamori, K., Yoshida-Moriguchi, T., Hara, Y., Anderson, M.E., Yu, L. and Campbell, K.P.  Dystroglycan Function Requires Xylosyl- and Glucuronyltransferase Activities of LARGE. Science, 335: 93-96, 2012. PMID: 22223806 PMCID: PMC3702376


Erik Rader, Ph.D. (2006-2012)

Associate Service Fellow, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV

Role of Dystroglycan in Limiting Contraction-Induced Injury to the Sarcomeric Cytoskeleton of Mature Skeletal Muscle.

Rader, E., Turk, R., Willer, T., Beltrán, D., Inamori, K., Peterson, T.A., Engle, J., Prouty, S., Matsumura, K., Saito, F., Anderson, M.E., Campbell, K.P. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 2016 Sep 27;113(39):10992-7.  doi:10.1073/pnas.1605265113 PMID: 27625424 PMCID: PMC5047148


Rolf Turk

Rolf Turk, Ph.D. (2005-2015)

Research Scientist, Integrated DNA Technologies, Coralville, IA

Molecular Signatures of Membrane Protein Complexes Underlying Muscular Dystrophy. 

Turk R., Hsiao J.J., Smits, M.M., Ng, B.H., Pospisil, T.C., Jones, K.S., Campbell, K.P., Wright, M.E. Molecular Signatures of Membrane Protein Complexes Underlying Muscular Dystrophy.  Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 2016 Jun;15(6):2169-85.  doi:10.1074/mcp.M116.059188 PMID: 27099343 PMCID: PMC5083101


Yuji Hara

Yuji Hara, Ph.D. (2005-2012)

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Japan

A Dystroglycan Mutation Associated with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy.

Hara, Y, Balci, B, Kanagawa, M, Beltran-Valero de Bernabe, D, Gundesli, H, Yoshida-Moriguchi, T, Willer, T, Satz, JS, Burden, SJ, Oldstone, MBA, Accardi, A, Talim, B, Muntoni, F, Topaloglu, H, Dincer, P and Campbell, KP. (2011) New England Journal of Medicine364: 939-46. PMID: 21388311 PMCID: PMC3071687


Tobias Willer

Tobias Willer, Ph.D. (2004-2009)

Director, Discovery Research and Gene Therapy Science, Amicus Therapeutics - Gene Therapy Center of Excellence

ISPD loss-of-function mutations disrupt dystroglycan O-mannosylation and cause Walker-Warburg syndrome.

Willer, T., Lee, H., Lommel, M., Yoshida-Moriguchi, T., Beltran Valero de Bernabe, D., Venzke, D., Cirak, S., Schachter, H., Vajsar, J., Voit, T., Muntoni, F., Loder, A.S., Dobyns, W.B., Winder, T.L., Strahl, S., Mathews, K.D., Nelson, S.F., Moore, S.A. and Campbell, K.P. Nature Genetics, 44: 575-80, 2012. PMID: 22522420 PMCID: PMC3371168


Daniel Beltran

Daniel Beltran, Ph.D. (2004-2008)

Lead of Metabolic Operations, Clinical Genomics, Invitae, San Francisco, CA

Loss of Alpha-Dystroglycan Laminin Binding in Epithelium-Derived Cancers is Caused by Silencing of LARGE. 

Beltran-Valero de Barnabe, D., Inamori, K., Moriguchi, T., Weydert, C.J., Harper, H.A., Willer, T., Henry, M.D. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284:11279-84, 2009. PMID: 19244252 PMCID: PMC2670132


Renzhi Han

Renzhi Han, Ph.D. (2003-2009)

Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Basal Lamina Strengthens Cell Membrane Integrity via the Laminin G Domain Binding of α-Dystroglycan.

Han, R., Kanagawa, M., Yoshida-Moriguchi, T., Rader, E., Ng., R.A., Michele, D.E., Muirhead, D.E., Kunz, S., Moore, S.A., Iannaccone, S.T., Miyake, K., McNeil, P.L., Mayer, U., Oldstone, M.B.A., Faulkner, J.A. and Campbell, K.P. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 31:12573-79, 2009. PMID: 19633189 PMCID: PMC2715328


Kazuhiro Kobuke, M.D., Ph.D. (2003-2009)

Manager, Division of Cardiology, Shimada Municipal Hospital, Shimada City, Shizuoka, Japan

A Common Disease-Associated Missense Mutation in Alpha-Sarcoglycan Fails to Cause Muscular Dystrophy in Mice. 

Kobuke, K., Piccolo, F., Garringer, K.W., Sweezer, E., Yang, B. and Campbell, K.P. Human Molecular Genetics, 17(9):1201-13, 2007. PMID: 18252746 PMCID: PMC2713597


Aaron Beedle

Aaron Beedle, Ph.D. (2003-2008)

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, SUNY Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Mouse fukutin deletion impairs dystroglycan processing and recapitulates muscular dystrophy.

Beedle, A., Turner, A., Saito, Y., Lueck, J.D., Nienaber, T. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 122(9): 3330–42, 2012. PMID: 22922256 PMCID: PMC3428090


Takako Yoshida-Moriguchi

Takako Yoshida-Moriguchi, Ph.D. (2003-2008)

Director, Metabolic Diseases, Sigilon Therapeutics, Inc., Cambridge, MA

SGK196 is a Glycosylation-Specific O-Mannose Kinase Required for Dystroglycan Function.

Yoshida-Moriguchi, T., Willer, T., Anderson, ME, Venzke, D., Whyte, T., Muntoni, F., Lee, H., Nelson, SF, Yu, L., Campbell, KP. Science341: 896-9, 2013. PMID: 23929950 PMCID: PMC3848040


Yoshiaki Saito, M.D./PhD. (2003-2004)

Chief of Inpatient Ward, Department of Child Neurology, National Center Hospital of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan

Mouse fukutin deletion impairs dystroglycan processing and recapitulates muscular dystrophy.

Beedle, A., Turner, A., Saito, Y., Lueck, J.D., Nienaber, T. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Clinical Investigation122(9): 3330–42, 2012. PMID: 22922256 PMCID: PMC3428090


Motoi Kanagawa

Motoi Kanagawa, Ph.D. (2001-2005)

Professor, Department of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology and Pharmacology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan

Molecular Recognition by LARGE is Essential for Expression of Functional Dystroglycan.

Kanagawa, M., Saito, F., Kunz, S., Yoshida-Moriguchi, T., Barresi, R., Kobayashi, Y.M., Muschler, J., Dumanski, J.P., Michele, D.E., Oldstone, M.B.A. and Campbell, K.P. Cell, 117(7): 953-964, 2004. PMID: 15210115 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2004.06.003


Severine Groh, Ph.D. (2001-2008)

Associate Professor, Division of Biological and Physical Sciences, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS

Sarcoglycan Complex: Implications for Metabolic Defects in Muscular Dystrophies.

Groh, S., Haihong, Z., Goddeeris, M.M., Lebakken, C.S., Venzke, D., Pessin, J.E. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284:19178-82, 2009. PMID: 19494113 PMCID: PMC2740540


Yvonne Kobayashi

Yvonne Kobayashi, Ph.D. (2000-2008)

Senior Director, Project Management and Partner Relationships, Prevail Therapeutics, New York, NY

Sarcolemma-Localized nNOS is Required to Maintain Activity After Mild Exercise.

Kobayashi, Y.M., Rader, E.P., Crawford, R.W., Iyengar, N.K., Thedens, D.R., Faulkner, J.A., Parikh, S.V., Weiss, R.M., Chamberlain, J.S., Moore, S.A. and Campbell, K.P. Nature, 456:511-5, 2008. PMID: 18953332 PMCID: PMC2588643


Hajime Kusano, Ph.D. (2000-2005)

Manager, Business Development & Licensing, Tokyo, Japan

Distinct Functions of Glial and Neuronal Dystroglycan in the Developing and Adult Mouse Brain

Satz, J.S., Ostendorf, A.P., Hou, S., Turner, A., Kusano, H., Lee, J.C., Turk, R., Nguyen, H., Ross-Barta, S.E., Westra., S., Hoshi, T., Moore, S.A. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Neuroscience30: 14560-72, 2010. PMID: 20980614 PMCID: PMC2979314


Daniel Michele, Ph.D. (2000-2004)

Post-translational disruption of dystroglycan-ligand interactions in congenital muscular dystrophies

Michele, D.E., Barresi, R., Kanagawa, M., Saito, F., Cohn, R.D., Satz, J.S., Dollar, H., Nishino, I., Kelley, R.I., Somer, H., Straub, V., Mathews, K.D., Moore, S.A. and Campbell, K.P. Nature 418(6896): 417-422, 2002. PMID: 12140558 DOI: 10.1038/nature00837


Fumiaki Saito

Fumiaki Saito, Ph.D. (1999-2002)

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Unique Role of Dystroglycan in Peripheral Nerve Myelination, Nodal Structure, and Sodium Channel Stabilization.

Saito, F., Moore, S.A., Barresi, R., Henry, M.D., Messing, A., Ross-Barta, S.E., Cohn, R.D., Williamson, R.A., Sluka, K.A., Sherman, D.L., Brophy, P.J., Schmelzer, J.D., Low, P.A., Wrabetz, L., Fletri, M.L. and Campbell, K.P. Neuron38(5):747-758, 2003. PMID: 12797959 DOI: 10.1016/s0896-6273(03)00301-5


Rita Barresi

Rita Barresi, Ph.D. (1998-2006)

Head of Neurobiology Lab, San Camillo IRCCS SRL, Venice, Italy

LARGE Can Functionally Bypass α-Dystroglycan Glycosylation Defects in Distinct Congenital Muscular Dystrophies.

Barresi, R., Michele, D.E., Kanagawa, M., Harper, H.A., Dovico, S.A., Satz, J.S., Moore, S.A., Zhang, W., Schachter, H., Dumanski, J.P., Cohn, R.D., Nishino, I. and Campbell, K.P. Nature Medicine, 10(7): 696-703, 2004. PMID: 15184894 DOI: 10.1038/nm1059


Chien-Chang Chen

Chien-Chang Chen, Ph.D. (1998-2004)

Research Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Abnormal Coronary Function in Mice Deficient in α1H T-type Ca2+ Channels.

Chen, C.C., Lamping, K.G., Nuno, D.W., Barresi, R., Prouty, S.J., Lavoie, J.L., Cribbs, L.L., England, S.K., Sigmund, C.D., Weiss, R.M., Williamson, R.A., Hill, J.A. and Campbell, K.P. Science, 302(5649):1416-1418, 2003. PMID: 14631046 DOI: 10.1126/science.1089268


Federica Piccolo

Federica Piccolo, Ph.D. (1998-2002)

Funding Programme Manager, Guido Berlucchi Foundation, Brescia, Italy

Primary Adhalinopathy:  A Common Cause of Autosomal Recessive Muscular Dystrophy of Variable Severity.

Piccolo, F., Roberds, S.L., Jeanpierre, M., Leturcq, F., Azibi, K., Beldjord, C., Carrié, A., Récan, D., Chaouch, M., Reghis, A., El Kerch, F., Sefiani, A., Voit, T., Merlini, L., Collin, H., Eymard, B., Beckmann, J.S., Romero, N., Tomé, F.M.S., Fardeau, M., Campbell, K.P. and Kaplan, J.-C. Nature Genetics, 10:243-345, 1995. PMID: 7663524 DOI: 10.1038/ng0695-243


Ronald Cohn

Ronald Cohn, M.D., Ph.D. (1998-2001)

President & CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Disruption of Dag1 in Differentiated Skeletal Muscle Reveals a Role for Dystroglycan in Muscle Regeneration.

Cohn, R.D., Henry, M.D., Michele, D.E., Barresi, R., Saito, F., Moore, S.A., Flanagan, J.D., Skwarchuk, M.W., Robbins, M.E., Mendell, J.R., Williamson, R.A. and Campbell, K.P. Cell, 110: 639-648, 2002. PMID: 12230980 DOI: 10.1016/s0092-8674(02)00907-8


Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt, Ph.D. (1997-2001)

Professor and Head of Department, Experimental Medical Science, Unit of Muscle Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Disruption of the b-Sarcoglycan Gene Reveals Pathogenetic Complexity of Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2E.

Durbeej, M., Cohn, R.D., Hrstka, R.F., Moore, S.A., Allamand, V., Davidson, B.L. Williamson, R.A. and Campbell, K.P. Molecular Cell, 5:141-151, 2000. PMID: 10678176 DOI: 10.1016/s1097-2765(00)80410-4


Connie Lebakken, Ph.D. (1997-2001)

President and Chief Operating Officer, Stem Pharm, Inc., Madison, WI

Sarcospan Deficient Mice Maintain Normal Muscle Function

Lebakken, C.S., Venzke, D.P., Hrstka, R.F., Consolino, C., Faulkner, J.A., Williamson, R.A., Campbell, K.P. Molecular and Cellular Biology20:1669-1677, 2000. PMID: 10669744 PMCID: PMC85350


Ramon Coral-Vazquez, Ph.D. (1996-1999)

Senior Researcher, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico

Disruption of the Sarcoglycan-Sarcospan Complex in Vascular Smooth Muscle:  A Novel Mechanism for Cardiomyopathy and Muscular Dystrophy.

Coral-Vazquez, R., Cohn, R.D., Moore, S.A., Hill, J.A., Weiss, R.M., Davisson, R.L., Straub, V., Barresi, R., Bansal, D., Hrstka, R.F., Williamson, R. and Campbell, K.P. Cell, 98: 465-474, 1999. PMID: 10481911 DOI: 10.1016/s0092-8674(00)81975-3


Hiroki Yamada, M.D., Ph.D. (1996-1999)

Division Chief, Division of Neurology, Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Characterization of Dystroglycan-Laminin Interaction in Peripheral Nerve.

Yamada, H., Chiba, A., Endo, T., Kobata, A., Anderson, L.V.B., Hori, H., Fukuta-Ohi, H., Kanazawa, I., Campbell, K.P., Shimizu, T. and Matsumura, K. Journal of Neurochemistry66:1518-1524, 1996. PMID: 8627307 DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-4159.1996.66041518.x


Kathleen Holt, Ph.D. (1995-2000)

Senior Director, Eukaryotic Research, Locus Biosciences, Inc., Morrisville, NC

Functional Rescue of the Sarcoglycan Complex in the BIO 14.6 Hamster Using δ-Sarcoglycan Gene Transfer.

Holt, K.H., Lim, L.E., Straub, V., Venzke, D.P., Duclos, F., Anderson, R.D., Davidson, B.L. and Campbell, K.P. Molecular Cell, 1:841-848, 1998. PMID: 9660967 DOI: 10.1016/s1097-2765(00)80083-0


Rachelle Crosbie-Watson

Rachelle Crosbie-Watson, Ph.D. (1995-1999)

Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Membrane Targeting and Stabilization of Sarcospan is Mediated by the Sarcoglycan Subcomplex.

Crosbie, R.H., Lebakken, C.S., Holt, K.H., Venzke, D.P., Straub, V., Lee, J.C., Grady, R.M., Chamberlain, J.S., Sanes, J.R., and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Cell Biology145:153-165, 1999. PMID: 10189375 PMCID: PMC2148225


Michael Henry

Michael Henry, Ph.D. (1995-1999)

Interim Director, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

A Role for Dystroglycan in Basement Membrane Assembly.

Henry, M.D. and Cambpell, K.P. Cell, 95:859-870, 1998. PMID: 9865703 DOI: 10.1016/s0092-8674(00)81708-0


Ricardo Felix, Ph.D. (1995-1998)

Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav-IPN), Mexico City, Mexico

Dissection of Functional Domains of the Voltage-Dependent Ca2+ Channel α2δ Subunit.

Felix, R., Gurnett, C.A., De Waard, M. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Neuroscience17:6884-6891, 1997. PMID: 9278523 PMCID: PMC6573258


Volker Straub

Volker Straub, M.D., Ph.D. (1995-1998)

Harold Macmillan Professor of Medicine, Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Animal Models for Muscular Dystrophy Show Different Patterns of Sarcolemmal Disruption.

Straub, V., Rafael, J.A., Chamberlain, J.S. and Campbell, K.P. Journal of Cell Biology139:375-385, 1997. PMID: 9334342 PMCID: PMC2139791


Franck Duclos, Ph.D. (1994-1999)

Senior Principal Scientist, Cardiovascular & Fibrosis Discovery Biology, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pennington, NJ

Progressive Muscular Dystrophy in α-Sarcoglycan Deficient Mice.

Duclos, F., Straub, V., Moore, S.A., Venzke, D.P., Hrstka, R.F., Crosbie, R.H., Durbeej, M., Lebakken, C. S., Ettinger, A. J., Meulen, J.V.D., Holt, K. H., Lim, L. E, Sanes, J. R. Davidson, B. L., Faulkner, J. A., Williamson, R. and Campbell, K. P. Journal of Cell Biology, 142:1461-1471, 1998. PMID: 9744877 PMCID: PMC2141773