Robert Baloh, MD, PhD

The overall goal of Dr. Baloh’s laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanisms of neuromuscular diseases using in vitro and animal modeling, based on insights from human genetics, to develop novel therapeutic agents.

He is particularly interested in inherited neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 2016, Dr. Baloh receind the Prize for Research in Scientific Medicine (PRISM) award, which recognizes outstanding scientific or medical breakthroughs achieved in the preceding five years. Dr. Baloh’s work examined a genetic mutation that is shared by these two disorders. The award was for a series of discoveries involving an inherited form of ALS and frontotemporal lobar degeneration, a type of brain dementia that can accompany ALS.


  • Associate Professor, Neurology
  • Director, Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Ben Winters Chair in Regenerative Medicine