Michael Lopez, MD, PhD
I am a pediatric neuromuscular physician-scientist. I earned my medical degree from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and completed child neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. Afterwards, I did one year of clinical fellowship in neuromuscular medicine (pediatric track) at Stanford University. Additionally, I received my Ph.D. in Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. My dissertation work focused on understanding skeletal muscle biomechanical tissue properties and mechanosignal transduction chagnes in dystrophic mouse models. Presently, I am working on uncovering the role of epigenetic modifiers (microRNAs) in dystrophic signaling in skeletal muscle. My clinical interests include muscular dystrophies, congenital myopathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, spinal muscular atrophy, and acquired/inherited polyneuropathies.