Richard Nowak MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, Program in Clinical & Translational Neuromuscular Research; Director, Yale Myasthenia Gravis Clinic

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchIBM RegistryNeurology: ALS/Myasthenia Gravis and Neuromuscular Disorders; Neurophysiology; Nowak Lab

Research Interests

Myasthenia Gravis; Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS); CIDP; Immune Therapies, Neuropathy; Charcot Marie Tooth Disease; ALS. more...


  • B.S., Loyola University of Chicago, 1997
  • M.S., Northwestern University, 1999
  • M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Nowak RJ, DiCapua DB, Zebardast, N, Goldstein JM. Response of Patients with Refractory Myasthenia Gravis to Rituximab: A Retrospective Study. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders. 2011, Sept; 4(5): 259-266.
  • Nowak RJ, Cuny GD, Choi S, Lansbury PT, Ray SS. Improving binding specificity of pharmacological chaperones that target mutant superoxide dismutase-1 linked to familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using computational methods. J Med Chem. 2010, Apr 8;53(7):2709-18.
  • Ray SS, Nowak RJ, Brown RH Jr, Lansbury PT Jr. Small-molecule-mediated stabilization of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-linked superoxide dismutase mutants against unfolding and aggregation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2005, Mar 8; 102(10): 3639-44.



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