Basic Science Trainees

The Iowa Wellstone Center originated with a collaboration among the Center investigators, which pre-dates NIH funding. In 1997, Drs. Campbell, Moore and Mathews began regular meetings to review biopsies. Basic science trainees in the Campbell Laboratory joined these meetings, with discussions about biopsy findings and unusual clinical cases often sparking new research directions. With Dr. Campbell’s mentorship, research conducted by graduate student and postdoctoral trainees is making a significant contribution to our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of diverse muscular dystrophies.

Prospective applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Kevin Campbell.

Dr. Kevin Campbell photo

Kevin P. Campbell, PhD

Title/Position
Director, Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Roy J. Carver Biomedical Research Chair in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Neurology

Graduate Student Trainees

Former

Ameya Walimbe

Ameya Walimbe, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Graduate Student Trainee (2012-2020)
Child Neurology Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Jakob  Satz

Jakob Satz, PhD

Title/Position
Graduate Student Trainee (1999-2007)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Susan L. Ackerman Lab, HHMI, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME
Dimple Bansal

Dimple Bansal, PhD

Title/Position
Graduate Student Trainee (1998-2003)
Independent Entrepreneur, Drug Discovery Oncology & DMD, Pre-clinical drug development Oncology, Marketing & Business Development, McLean, Virginia
Myoung-Goo Kang

Myoung-Goo Kang, PhD

Title/Position
Graduate Student Trainee (1998-2003)
Staff Scientist, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Jyoti Arikkath

Jyothi Arikkath, PhD

Title/Position
Graduate Student Trainee (1997-2002)
Scientific Review Officer, Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging, Center for Scientific Review, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Leland Lim

Leland Lim, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Graduate Student Trainee (1993-1999)
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Chris Gurnett.

Christina (Chris) Gurnett, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Graduate Student Trainee (1992-1997)
A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Neurology and Director, Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Postdoctoral Trainees

Current

Miguel Gonzales

Miguel F. Gonzales, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2022-Present)
Divya Rathi

Divya Rathi, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2022-Present)
Ishita Chandel

Ishita Chandel, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2021-Present)
Jeff Hord

Jeff Hord, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2016-Present)
Soumya Joseph

Soumya Joseph, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2016-Present)

Former

Hide Okuma

Hidehiko Okuma, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2016-2021)
Anesthesiologist, Kameda Medical Center, Kamogawa City, Japan
Tiandi Yang

Tiandi Yang, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2017-2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Toru Egashira

Toru Egashira, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2014-2019)
Chief Physician, Department of Cardiology, Tachikawa Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Takahiro Yonekawa

Takahiro Yonekawa, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2014-2018)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Mie, Japan
Tianqing Zheng

Tianqing Zheng, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2014-2015)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lerner Lab, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, CA
Jessica de Greef

Jessica de Greef, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2010-2015)
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Jennifer Levy

Jennifer Levy, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2008-2016)
Scientific Director, Coalition to Cure Calpain 3 (C3), Bryn Mawr, PA
Matthew Goddeeris

Matthew Goddeeris, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2007-2014)
Vice President of Biology, Cellarity, Cambridge, MA
Kei-ichiro Inamori

Kei-ichiro Inamori, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2006-2013)
Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular Biomembrane and Glycobiology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sendai, Japan
Erik Rader

Erik Rader, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2006-2012)
Senior Service Fellow, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV
Rolf Turk

Rolf Turk, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2005-2015)
Research Scientist, Integrated DNA Technologies, Coralville, IA
Yuji Hara

Yuji Hara, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2005-2012)
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Japan
Tobias Willer

Tobias Willer, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2004-2009)
Director, Discovery Research and Gene Therapy Science, Amicus Therapeutics - Gene Therapy Center of Excellence
Daniel Beltran

Daniel Beltran, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2004-2008)
Lead of Metabolic Operations, Clinical Genomics, Invitae, San Francisco, CA
Renzhi Han

Renzhi Han, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2003-2009)
Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Kazuhiro Kobuke

Kazuhiro Kobuke, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2003-2009)
Manager, Division of Cardiology, Shimada Municipal Hospital, Shimada City, Shizuoka, Japan
Aaron Beedle

Aaron Beedle, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2003-2008)
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, SUNY Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Takako Yoshida-Moriguchi

Takako Yoshida-Moriguchi, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2003-2008)
Director, Metabolic Diseases, Sigilon Therapeutics, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Yoshiaki Saito

Yoshiaki Saito, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2003-2004)
Chief of Inpatient Ward, Department of Child Neurology, National Center Hospital of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan
Motoi Kanagawa

Motoi Kanagawa, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2001-2005)
Professor, Department of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology and Pharmacology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan
Severine Groh

Severine Groh, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2001-2008)
Associate Professor, Division of Biological and Physical Sciences, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
Yvonne Kobayashi

Yvonne Kobayashi, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2000-2008)
Senior Director, Project Management and Partner Relationships, Prevail Therapeutics, New York, NY
Hajime Kusano

Hajime Kusano, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2000-2005)
Manager, Business Development & Licensing, Tokyo, Japan
Dan Michele

Daniel Michele, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (2000-2004)
Fumiaki Saito.

Fumiaki Saito, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1999-2002)
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Rita Barresi

Rita Barresi, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1998-2006)
Head of Neurobiology Lab, San Camillo IRCCS SRL, Venice, Italy
Chien-Chang Chen

Chien-Chang Chen, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1998-2004)
Research Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Federica Piccolo

Federica Piccolo, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1998-2002)
Funding Programme Manager, Guido Berlucchi Foundation, Brescia, Italy
Ronald Cohn

Ronald Cohn, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1998-2001)
President & CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt

Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1997-2001)
Connie Lebakken

Connie Lebakken, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1997-2001)
President and Chief Operating Officer, Stem Pharm, Inc., Madison, WI
Ramon Coral-Vazquez

Ramon Coral-Vazquez, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1996-1999)
Senior Researcher, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
Hiroki Yamada

Hiroki Yamada, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1996-1999)
Division Chief, Division of Neurology, Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Kathleen Holt

Kathleen Holt

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1995-2000)
Senior Director, Eukaryotic Research, Locus Biosciences, Inc., Morrisville, NC
Rachelle Crosbie-Watson

Rachelle Crosbie-Watson, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1995-1999)
Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Henry

Michael Henry, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1995-1999)
Interim Director, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Ricardo Felix

Ricardo Felix, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1995-1998)
Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav-IPN), Mexico City, Mexico
Volker Straub

Volker Straub, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1995-1998)
Harold Macmillan Professor of Medicine, Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Franck Duclos

Franck Duclos, PhD

Title/Position
Postdoctoral Scholar (1994-1999)
Senior Principal Scientist, Cardiovascular & Fibrosis Discovery Biology, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pennington, NJ