Darin Falk, PhD

Darin Falk, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Child Health Research Institute
College of Medicine

Research InterestsCenter for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation
Research projects in Dr. Falk’s laboratory are united in trying to understand the mechanisms regulating dissociation of the neuromuscular junction in neuromuscular disease. Research in the lab utilizes multiple animal models to understand how pathology stimulates a degenerative response at the neuromuscular junction and whether this is driven independently or in coordination by the peripheral nerve and skeletal muscle. Dr. Falk studies these features across multiple levels (i.e. molecular biology – in vivo physiology) while incorporating adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors to deliver therapy and ultimately restore neuromuscular function.

Degrees and Training

  • BS, University of Nebraska-Kearney
  • PhD in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida
  • NIH postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics