Peter B. Kang, MD

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United States

Peter B. Kang, MD is a pediatric neuromuscular neurologist and physician scientist whose research interests focus on the genetics of muscular dystrophy and the role of the Notch pathway in inherited muscle disease.  He has published extensively on these and other neuromuscular topics.  Key discoveries from his laboratory include the development of a software pipeline to detect hidden splice site variants, and the first description of JAG2 as a gene associated with muscular dystrophy.  His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and the Xtraordinary Joy Foundation.  He serves as an associate editor for Muscle & Nerve, and also serves on the editorial boards of Neurology and Pediatric Neurology.  A textbook on pediatric electromyography that he co-edited was published in 2017.  He has been invited to present lectures on pediatric neuromuscular disorders at the annual national conferences of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), Child Neurology Society (CNS), and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  In 2020, he was awarded a University of Florida Foundation Research Professorship.  He arrived at the University of Minnesota in 2021 as the Director of the Paul & Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center, Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Neurology, and Scholar at the Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN).