Active Research Projects

  • Cerebral palsy and congenital heart disease
  • Neurodevelopmental outcomes in neonatal seizures
  • Muscular dystrophy clinical trials
  • Genetics of muscular dystrophy
  • MEGF10 myopathy
  • Cockayne syndrome


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking, and Research Network, known as MD STARnet. MD STARnet collects critical information about muscular dystrophy that aims to improve care for those living with the disease.

Research Labs

Kang Labs Members
Kang Laboratory – Spring 2019

Kang Lab

The Kang Laboratory focuses on the genetics of muscular dystrophy, and the core project involves gene discovery in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and other muscle diseases. The laboratory makes use of exome and genome sequencing technologies, supplemented as needed by linkage analyses and other approaches. Dr. Kang and his collaborators enroll research subjects with undiagnosed muscle diseases for these studies.

Laboratory Members

  • Christine Bruels, PhD
  • Dorianmarie Vargas-Franco, PhD
  • Raghav Kalra