Michael W. Lawlor MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology;
Director, Pediatric Pathology Neuromuscular Laboratory

Michael W. Lawlor MD, PhD

Michael W. Lawlor MD, PhD

Introduction

Dr. Lawlor’s clinical responsibilities include the diagnosis of nerve, muscle, brain and spinal cord specimens from surgical and autopsy material, with an emphasis on pediatric muscle and nerve biopsies.  His research laboratory studies animal models of congenital myopathy (X-linked myotubular myopathy, in most cases) in an effort to further understand these diseases and develop new treatments.

Research Interests
  • Pediatric muscle disease (X-linked myotubular myopathy)
  • Preclinical trials of novel therapeutic agents
  • Skeletal muscle pathology
  • Skeletal muscle physiology
  • In vitro models of skeletal muscle function and disease
Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin / Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (2001 – Present)
Educational Background
  • BS, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1993 – 1996)
  • MD, PhD, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL (1997 – 2004)
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2004 – 2006)
  • Neuropathology Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2006 – 2008)
  • Research Fellowship, Human Molecular Genetics, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2008 – 2001)
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Neuropathology

Publications

Research

Contact Information

Office Address
Children’s Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226