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Michael W. Lawlor, MD, PhD

Professor; Associate Director, Neuroscience Research Center; Director, Congenital Muscle Disease Tissue Repository


  • Pathology (Pediatric)
    Children's Wisconsin

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Dr. Lawlor is a neuropathologist and neuroscientist who joined MCW’s faculty in 2011. He has served as the Associate Director of the Neuroscience Research Center since 2017. Dr. Lawlor directs two clinical laboratories that process and diagnose muscle and nerve biopsies. His research laboratory includes both traditional grant funding and extensive industry collaborations on congenital myopathy, muscular dystrophy, mitochondrial disease and gene therapy.