Prof. Berglund selected for MDF-Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Andrew Berglund
Professor Andrew Berglund

Professor Andrew Berglund has been selected to be a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF). The MDF SAC is comprised of renowned scientists and clinicians who have made significant contributions to the field of myotonic dystrophy (DM). DM is the most common form of adult-onset Muscular Dystrophy, with a prevalence of 1 in 2,100 in New York State.  For the past two decades, Professor Berglund has published notable research articles on understanding the molecular mechanisms of DM. In addition, the Berglund Lab is working to identify biomarkers that are useful for clinical trials and screen small molecules that have the potential to treat DM. One of his roles as a member of the MDF SAC will be to provide advice on the strategic plans of the foundation to improve the lives of the families affected by DM.