Ravi Hindupur, Ph.D., is trained in biochemistry and molecular pharmacology with expertise in nanoencapsulation approaches to improve drug pharmacokinetics and cellular delivery. His current research focuses on development of cell-based and nanoencapsulation approaches for improved delivery of gene replacement strategies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In addition, his interests include studying the interplay and dysregulation of different muscle cell populations and their contribution to skeletal and cardiac disease pathogenesis in muscular dystrophies.
Davi Mázala, Ph.D., has extensive training in the field of exercise physiology and skeletal muscle biology with an interest in the effect of diet on healthy and diseased muscle function. His research focuses on the role of the satellite cell and muscle niche in muscle degeneration and poor regenerative myogenesis in models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He holds a joint appointment at Towson University where he teaches undergraduate students and performs research in exercise science.