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

Single-cut genome editing restores dystrophin expression in a new mouse model of muscular dystrophy.
Amoasii L, Long C, Li H, Mireault AA, Shelton JM, Sanchez-Ortiz E, McAnally JR, Bhattacharyya S, Schmidt F, Grimm D, Hauschka SD, Bassel-Duby R, Olson EN Sci Transl Med 2017 Nov 9 418
Considerations for Cardiac CRISPR.
Carroll KJ, Olson EN Circ. Res. 2017 Oct 121 10 1111-1112
Requirement of the fusogenic micropeptide myomixer for muscle formation in zebrafish.
Shi J, Bi P, Pei J, Li H, Grishin NV, Bassel-Duby R, Chen EH, Olson EN Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2017 Oct
Functional correction of dystrophin actin binding domain mutations by genome editing.
Kyrychenko V, Kyrychenko S, Tiburcy M, Shelton JM, Long C, Schneider JW, Zimmermann WH, Bassel-Duby R, Olson EN JCI Insight 2017 Sep 2 18

Honors & Awards

  • Libin Prize for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, Heritage Foundation, Canada
  • Dallas Historical Society Award for Excellence in Medicine
  • The Eugene Braunwald Mentorship Award, American Heart Association
  • 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