Formed in 2014, the Neuromuscular Development Group consists of labs from five different Divisions at Cincinnati Children’s. We are bound by a mutual interest in the development and diseases of the neuromuscular system.

During development, cross-talk between the different cell types that form the neuromuscular system is crucial to establish and maintain the relevant structures and connections essential for coordinated and effective movement. Similarly, cross-talk between our member labs enables us to coordinate our efforts and more effectively investigate muscle and nerve development and function.

Our member labs are based in the Divisions of Anesthesia, Developmental Biology, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery. Together, we strive to improve the treatment of neuromuscular diseases of childhood, including neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP), cerebral palsy (CP), muscular dystrophy (MD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and neuromuscular pain.