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Satellite Cell Exploration

A visit with Dawn Cornelison, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

By Noelle Buhidar
Published: - Topics: biology stem cells muscle neuromuscular disease mouse

Research Challenges

Topics: biology stem cells

When doing research, Cornelison says, “you have to have a pretty high tolerance for failure bordering on extreme stubbornness… You’ve got to be able to live with not getting things to work all the time.” All of her research is funded by external grants, which means she has to secure external funding in order to pay her fellow researchers, house the lab’s mice, or buy materials. Currently, Cornelison is receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.