Joseph Bohlen is a Research Associate in the Developmental Neurobiology division of the Lieber Institute focusing on cell culture and molecular techniques in order to study genetic disorders in brain development. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 2016 with a M.S. in Exercise Physiology, earning an Outstanding Research Award for his work on breast cancer research focusing on muscle wasting and cellular/molecular dysfunction. Joseph was able to develop a testable and repeatable model to study progression of breast cancer cachexia. He graduated from Towson University in 2014 with a B.S. in Exercise Science, publishing several abstracts and papers in the field of vascular/endothelial dysfunction and remodeling.