Wake Forest University (1977), Chemistry
Wake Forest University (1977), Biology
Graduate School
Wake Forest Univ School of Med (1981), Biochemistry

Research Interest

  • Muscle Development
  • Stem cells
  • Transcriptional Regulation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Severe muscle wasting and denervation in mice lacking the RNA-binding protein ZFP106.
Anderson DM, Cannavino J, Li H, Anderson KM, Nelson BR, McAnally J, Bezprozvannaya S, Liu Y, Lin W, Liu N, Bassel-Duby R, Olson EN Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2016 Jul
Myocardin-related transcription factors are required for skeletal muscle development.
Cenik BK, Liu N, Chen B, Bezprozvannaya S, Olson EN, Bassel-Duby R Development 2016 Jul
Mutations in the Histone Modifier PRDM6 Are Associated with Isolated Nonsyndromic Patent Ductus Arteriosus.
Li N, Subrahmanyan L, Smith E, Yu X, Zaidi S, Choi M, Mane S, Nelson-Williams C, Bahjati M, Kazemi M, Hashemi M, Fathzadeh M, Narayanan A, Tian L, Montazeri F, Mani M, Begleiter ML, Coon BG, Lynch HT, Olson EN, Zhao H, Ruland J, Lifton RP, Mani A Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2016 May
Bone and Muscle Endocrine Functions: Unexpected Paradigms of Inter-organ Communication.
Karsenty G, Olson EN Cell 2016 Mar 164 6 1248-56
Structure-function analysis of myomaker domains required for myoblast fusion.
Millay DP, Gamage DG, Quinn ME, Min YL, Mitani Y, Bassel-Duby R, Olson EN Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2016 Feb 113 8 2116-21

Honors & Awards

  • March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
  • Research Achievement Award, International Society for Heart Research
  • Passano Award
  • Fondation Lefoulon-Delalande Grand Prize for Science
  • Pollin Prize in Pediatric Research
  • Institute of Medicine
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Pasarow Award in Cardiovascular Medicine

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Editorial Board, Developmental Cell
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Investigation
  • Editorial Board, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Senior Associate Editor, Circulation Research