Albee Messing – Mouse Model Instrumental in Muscular Dystrophy Study

Waisman Center scientist Albee Messing participated in a recent study that pinpointed the cause of certain types of muscular dystrophy that involve brain abnormalities.

Messing’s lab created one of the critical strains of mice utilized in the study, which was reported in the July 25 issue of the journal Nature. Piecing together a biochemical and genetic puzzle, University of Iowa researchers and their colleagues have revealed a new molecular mechanism that appears to be the root cause of a subset of muscular dystrophies.

Messing is a professor of pathobiological sciences at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and coordinator of the Waisman Center’s Molecular and Genetic Sciences Unit.