Michelle R. Allen-Sharpley, MD, PhD

Michelle R. Allen-Sharpley, MD, PhD

Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center
8723 Alden Dr #240
Los AngelesCA





Michelle R. Allen-Sharpley, MD, PhD

  • Peds/Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Dr. Allen-Sharpley’s research focuses on the development of patient-specific in vitro models of pediatric neuromuscular diseases to investigate novel therapeutic strategies.  Reprogramming patient-derived stem cells into various tissue-specific models representative of the patient’s disease state (i.e. muscle, neuromuscular junctions, nerve cells, motor neurons) allows us to study disease processes, apply and develop new potential treatments.  With a focus on personalized medicine, another area of research is in exploring the potential of autologous cell-based therapies for muscle disease.

  • BS, Systems Physiology, San Jose State University, 2006
  • Graduate School: University of California, Irvine, PhD, Developmental Neurobiology, 2013
  • Medical School: University of California, Irvine, MD with distinction in research, 2015
  • Residency: Child Neurology, UCLA, 2021
  • Fellowship: Neuromuscular, UCLA, 2022


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