Cardiac & Skeletal Muscle Research Interest Group Overview
Zebrafish models are growing in use in the cardiac and skeletal muscle disease community. This is driven by the realisation that a number of zebrafish mutations in common muscle disease causing genes have accurately recapitulated many aspects of human pathology. The uptake of the model has also been fuelled by the growing need for rapid and reliable testing of the causality human gene variants discovered in the large scale exome sequencing of muscle disease patients occurring across the globe. Zebrafish are well placed to fill this need.
The ZDMS Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Research Interest Group will address the current state of muscle disease modelling in fish, examine bottle necks and constraints we face and how they can be best overcome.
Professor of Cell Biology
Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Deputy Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Labs specializing in Cardiac & Skeletal Muscle research using zebrafish