Kathryn Wagner, MD PhD, is Director of the Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders at The Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an Associate Professor for the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, where she conducts clinical trials in muscular dystrophy and cares for patients with FSH dystrophy. Dr. Wagner’s clinical interest is in neuromuscular and neurogenetic diseases, with a special emphasis on hereditary muscle diseases. Her research focuses on mechanisms to promote muscle regeneration.
Additional positions include her role as co-director of an NIH-funded Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center targeting modulation of muscle growth for muscular dystrophies. She is also a Principal Investigator in the NIH NICHD-funded Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center for FSHD co-directed by Dr. Charles Emerson Jr. at Boston Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Wagner leads the muscle biopsy tissue collection effort at the Wellstone Center.