Glen Nuckolls

Glen Nuckolls, Ph.D.

Program Director, Neurogenetics
Photo of Glen Nuckolls
Areas of Interest:
Neuromuscular diseases including the muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy and myasthenia gravis

Glen Nuckolls is a member of the Neurogenetics Cluster, and is the NINDS point of contact for the muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy, myasthenia gravis and some other inherited neuromuscular diseases. He is the Executive Secretary of the interagency Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee and NIH coordinator for the Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers. Glen received his Ph.D. in cell biology and anatomy from the University of North Carolina and completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University. He joined the intramural program of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) as a Staff Fellow in 1995 and led a research group studying cartilage biology and skeletal development. He moved to the extramural programs of NIAMS in 2003, as the Scientific Review Officer for the NIAMS training and career development study section. In 2004 he became the NIAMS Program Director for Skeletal Muscle Diseases and managed the grants portfolio on the muscular dystrophies, channelopathies, atrophy and other muscle disorders. He also served as the acting Director of the Division of Extramural Activities for NIAMS in 2009.