Douglas E. Albrecht, PhD
Dr. Albrecht earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied muscle adaptation and remodeling. His postdoctoral research focused on the signaling aspects of the dystrophin cytoskeletal scaffold at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Washington.
Dr. Albrecht is a senior member of the Jain Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, which is responsible for implementing the strategic goals of the foundation, identifying the most pressing scientific questions in the dysferlin field, designing experiments to address these questions, identifying and soliciting proposals from laboratories with the expertise to perform these experiments, actively monitoring the progress of funded projects, and fostering collaborations between previously isolated researchers. In addition to his role on the advisory board, Dr. Albrecht is also leading the foundation‘s assay development and preclinical analysis efforts, which are being conducted in partnership with contract research organizations.