A photo of Douglas Millay.

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, Heart, Neuromuscular Development


BS: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, 2002.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2014.


Myonuclear accretion is a determinant of exercise-induced remodeling in skeletal muscle. Goh, Q; Song, T; Petrany, MJ; Cramer, AA W; Sun, C; Sadayappan, S; Lee, S; Millay, DP. eLife. 2019; 8.

Myomaker and Myomerger Work Independently to Control Distinct Steps of Membrane Remodeling during Myoblast Fusion. Leikina, E; Gamage, DG; Prasad, V; Goykhberg, J; Crowe, M; Diao, J; Kozlov, MM; Chernomordik, LV; Millay, DP. Developmental Cell. 2018; 46:767-780.e7.

Myoblast fusion confusion: the resolution begins. Sampath, SC; Sampath, SC; Millay, DP. Skeletal Muscle. 2018; 8.

Insights into the localization and function of myomaker during myoblast fusion. Gamage, DG; Leikina, E; Quinn, ME; Ratinov, A; Chernomordik, LV; Millay, DP. The Journal of biological chemistry. 2017; 292:17272-17289.

Requirement of myomaker-mediated stem cell fusion for skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Goh, Q; Millay, DP. eLife. 2017; 6.

Myomerger induces fusion of non-fusogenic cells and is required for skeletal muscle development. Quinn, ME; Goh, Q; Kurosaka, M; Gamage, DG; Petrany, MJ; Prasad, V; Millay, DP. Nature Communications. 2017; 8.

In vivo myomaker-mediated heterologous fusion and nuclear reprogramming. Mitani, Y; Vagnozzi, RJ; Millay, DP. The FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2017; 31:400-411.

Exercise-Induced Skeletal Muscle Adaptations Alter the Activity of Adipose Progenitor Cells. Zevel, D; Millay, DP; Seo, J; Graff, JM. PLoS ONE. 2016; 11:e0152129-e0152129.

Structure-function analysis of myomaker domains required for myoblast fusion. Millay, DP; Gamage, DG; Quinn, ME; Min, Y; Mitani, Y; Bassel-Duby, R; Olson, EN. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 2016; 113:2116-2121.