Conquering Diseases

Study Of Biomarkers In Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (Fshd)


Seeking adults aged 18 and older who either have Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) or are healthy volunteers for a study to identify genetic biomarkers for the disease and better understand what causes it, and why symptoms vary widely among people who have it.


Participants in the study will be asked to provide a blood and/or saliva sample. A small number or participants will also be given the opportunity to provide a muscle and skin biopsy.

What we're hoping for

We are collecting blood and/or saliva samples from people for DNA analysis to better understand how the genetic disease Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD) is caused and why symptoms vary among people who have the disease.

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 Principal Investigator

Lawrence  Hayward, MD, PhD

UMass Chan Medical School

 Study Contact

Catherine  Douthwright



UMass Chan University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655