Frank Benesch - Lee conducts research at Novartis

Frank Benesch –Lee completed a summer internship at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, MA. The objective was the development of a functional research model to evaluate the effects of compounds on human skeletal muscles with Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD). Fundamentally based on previous work performed in his startup company, this collaboration is meant to establish an active working relationship between Novartis and WPI and greatly benefits Frank’s experience at WPI in the mechano-biology lab of Prof. Kristen Billiar.