Payam Mohassel MD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Payam Mohassel, MD is currently a clinical research fellow at the National Institutes of Health, NINDS. He did his medical school, internship, residency training in adult neurology at Johns Hopkins University. He enrolled in the Johns Hopkins/NIH combined neuromuscular program and after completing a year of clinical training in neuromuscular medicine at Johns Hopkins, he joined Dr. Carsten Bönnemann’s group at the NIH. His main area of research interest is to study extracellular matrix in muscle disease using animal and cellular models of primary disorders of muscle matrix. He also actively participates in NINDS based gene discovery efforts utilizing next generation genetics and genomics for undiagnosed patients with presumed hereditary neuromuscular diseases. He also is an associate investigator in several gene therapy trials ongoing at the NIH. He is currently funded by a NINDS K22 career transition award for intramural clinician scientists.