CRI Funded Scientists

Ainsley Lockhart, PhD 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Area of Research: All Cancers, Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer

Dr. Ainsley Lockhart is actively engaged in understanding the intricacies of immune-mediated muscle repair, with a specific emphasis on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This severe muscle-wasting disease significantly affects essential bodily functions. 

Dr. Lockhart is investigating a novel pathway where immune cells communicate with muscle neurons, influencing both muscle function and repair. Her investigation extends beyond Duchenne muscular dystrophy to explore the broader implications of this neuro-immune interaction in muscle-supported functions within the intestine and uterus.  

Dr. Lockhart’s research holds the potential to uncover new therapeutic targets for muscular disorders, contributing to improvements in the quality of life for patients. These findings will also have implications on the health of organs that rely on muscle for their functions. 

Projects and Grants

Immune regulation of neuromuscular function 

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