Medical Scientist Training Program

January 2, 2012

Dan Miller publishes paper in Nature

UW MSTP alumni Dan Miller (entered ’90, graduated ’96) recently figured out the mysterious genetics of a form of muscular dystrophy, known as FSHD. The
paper is published in Nature. As Dr. Miller explained in an article article in UW Today, “Most genetic mutations reduce the production of a protein, or a mutated gene might produce a detrimental protein. FSHD is unusual because it is most often caused by genetic deletions that paradoxically result in the production of DUX4 in the wrong tissue at the wrong time.” Dr. Miller is an associate professor in pediatrics at the University of Washington.