Head - Motor Neuron Diseases Research Laboratory
Matthew E. R. Butchbach, PhD, is a Research Scientist and heads the Motor Neuron Diseases Research Laboratory. He is affiliated with the Centers for Applied Clinical Genomics and Pediatric Research within the Nemours Biomedical Research department. He is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University and Affiliated (Adjunct) Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware. Dr. Butchbach obtained his doctorate in biochemistry and neuroscience from The Ohio State University and completed his postdoctoral training in translational neurogenetics at The Ohio State University under Dr. Arthur H. M. Burghes. The Motor Neuron Diseases Research Laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying early-onset motor neuron diseases like spinal muscular atrophy and on using this information to develop and test novel therapeutic agents. His research is supported by the Nemours Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and grants from the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Butchbach is very active in undergraduate research at the University of Delaware and in the Delaware chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Butchbach also serves as an associate editor for BMC Genomics.
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