Jerry Mendell is professor emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. He has also served as director of the Center for Gene Therapy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Mendell was one of the first to test muscle cell transplantation for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and is a leading scholar in the study of viral-mediated gene therapy for muscular dystrophy in children.
In addition to receiving the 2009 University Distinguished Scholar Award, Mendell was awarded the S. Mouchly Small Scientific Achievement Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association for his contribution to muscular dystrophy research. He also received the Presidential Award from the American Neurological Association.