Sean C Forbes

Research Assistant Professor

UF, AMRIS Affiliated Faculty & Staff


Contact Information

Phone (352) 273-6111
Fax (352) 273-6109
Address 2004 Mowry Road
Gainesville , FL 32610-
Building Clinical & Translational Research Building

Publications and Scientific Activities


    1. Assessment of rAAVrh.74.MHCK7.micro-dystrophin Gene Therapy Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Willcocks, R.; Forbes, S.C.; Walter, G.A.; Sweeney, H.L.; Rodino-Klapac, L.; Mendell, J.; Vandenborne, K.H. JAMA Network Open, 4, 1, e2031851--e2031851 (2021)
    2. Disease-modifying effects of edasalonexent, an NF-$\kappa$B inhibitor, in young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Results of the MoveDMD phase 2 and open label extension trial Finkel, R.; Finanger, E.; Vandenborne, K.H.; Sweeney, H.L.; Tennekoon, G.; Shieh, P.; Willcocks, R.; Walter, G.A.; Rooney, W.; Forbes, S.C.; Triplett, W.; Yum, S.W.; Mancini, M.; MacDougall, J.; Fretzen, A.; Bista, P.; Nichols, A.; Donovan, J. Neuromuscular Disorders, 31, 5, 385--396 (2021) - Data Set
    3. Post-contractile blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) response in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Lopez, C.; Taivassalo, T.; Berru, M.G.; Saavedra, A.; Rasmussen, H.C.; Batra, A.; Arora, H.; Roetzheim, A.M.; Walter, G.A.; Vandenborne, K.; Forbes, S.C. Journal of Applied Physiology, 131, 1, 83-94 (2021)


    1. 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy in skeletal muscle: Experts'''''''' consensus recommendations Meyerspeer, M.; Boesch, C.; Cameron, D.; Dezortova, M.; Forbes, S.C.; Heerschap, A.; Jeneson, J.A.L.; Kan, H.M.E.; Kent, J.; Layec, G.; Prompers, J.J.; Reyngoudt, H.; Sleigh, A.; Valkovic, L.; Kemp, G.J.; Baligand, C.; Carlier, P.G.; Chatel, B.; Damon, B.; Heskamp, L.; Hajek, M.; Jooijmans, M.; Krssak, M.; Reichenbach, J.; Schmid, A.; Slade, J.; Vandenborne, K.H.E.; Walter, G.A.; Willis, D. NMR in Biomedicine, Special, 1-22 (2020)
    2. Upper and Lower Extremities in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Evaluated with Quantitative MRI and Proton MR Spectroscopy in a Multicenter Cohort Forbes, S.C.; Arora, H.; Willcocks, R.J.; Triplett, W.T.; Rooney, W.D.; Barnard, A.M.; Alabasi, U.; Wang, D.J.; Lott, D.J.; Senesac, C.R.; Harrington, A.T.; Finanger, E.L.; Tennekoon, G.I.; Brandsema, J.; Daniels, M.J.; Sweeney, H.L.; Walter, G.A.; Vandenborne, K.H.E. Radiology, 295, 3, 616-625 (2020)
    3. Modeling disease trajectory in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Rooney, W.D.; Berlow, Y.A.; Triplett, W.T.; Forbes, S.C.; Willcocks, R.J.; Wang, D.J.; Arpan, I.; Arora, H.; Senesac, C.; Lott, D.J.; Tennekoon, G.; Finkel, R.; Russman, B.S.; Finanger, E.L.; Chakraborty, S.; O'Brien, E.; Moloney, B.; Barnard, A.; Sweeney, H.L.; Daniels, M.J.; Walter, G.A.; Vandenborne, K.H.E. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 94, 15, e1622--e1633 (2020)
    4. Safety, feasibility, and efficacy of strengthening exercise in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Lott, D.; Taivassalo, T.; Cooke, K.; Park, H.; Moslemi, Z.; Batra, A.; Forbes, S.C.; Byrne, B.; Walter, G.A.; Vandenborne, K.H.E. Muscle and Nerve, early access, 27137 (2020)
    5. Lower Extremity Muscle Involvement in the Intermediate and Bethlem Myopathy Forms of COL6-Related Dystrophy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Cross-Sectional Study Batra, A.; Lott, D.J.; Willcocks, R.; Forbes, S.C.; Triplett, W.; Dastgir, J.; Yun, P.; Reghan Foley, A.; Bonnemann, C.G.; Vandenborne, K.; Walter, G.A. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 7, 4, 407--417 (2020)


    1. Imaging respiratory muscle quality and function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Barnard, A.M.; Lott, D.J.; Batra, A.; Triplett, W.T.; Forbes, S.C.; Riehl, S.L.; Willcocks, R.J.; Smith, B.K.; Vandenborne, K.H.; Walter, G.A. Journal of Neurology, 266, 11, 2752-2763 (2019)
    2. Relationship between 31P-MRS markers of pathology and inflammation in young mdx mice Lopez, C.; Guice, K.; Arora, H.; Batra, A.; Moslemi, Z.; Zeng, H.; Walter, G.A. and Forbes, S.C. Myo-MRI Berlin, Germany November 17-19 (2019)
    3. Effects of downhill running on muscle MRI T2 in young mdx mice (1278-Board #40) Moslemi, Z.; Lopez, C.; Batra, A.; Rennick, A. and Forbes, S.C. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 66th Annual Meeting Orlando, Florida, United States May 29-June 1 (2019)
    4. Effects of downhill running on skeletal muscle of dystrophic mice evaluated by 31phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1282-Board #44) Lopez, C.; Batra, A.; Moslemi, Z.; Rennick, A. and Forbes, S.C. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 66th Annual Meeting Orlando, Florida, United States May 29-June 1 (2019)


    1. Skeletal muscle magnetic resonance biomarkers correlate with function and sentinel events in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Barnard, A.M.; Willcocks, R.J.; Finanger, E.L.; Daniels, M.J.; Triplett, W.T.; Rooney, W.D.; Lott, D.J.; Forbes, S.C.; Wang, D.J.; Senesac, C.R.; Harrington, A.T.; Finkel, R.S.; Russman, B.S.; Byrne, B.J.; Tennekoon, G.I.; Walter, G.A.; Sweeney, H.L.; Vandenborne, K. PLoS ONE, 13, 3, e0194283 (2018)
    2. Leg muscle MRI in identical twin boys with duchenne muscular dystrophy Willcocks, R.J.; Triplett, W.T.; Lott, D.J.; Forbes, S.C.; Batra, A.; Sweeney, H.L.; Mendell, J.R.; Vandenborne, K.H.; Walter, G.A. Muscle and Nerve, 58, 1, E1-E3 (2018)


    1. Contrast-Enhanced Near-Infrared Optical Imaging Detects Exacerbation and Amelioration of Murine Muscular Dystrophy Chrzanowski, S.M.; Vohra, R.S.; Lee-McMullen, B.A.; Batra, A.; Spradlin, R.A.; Morales, J., Forbes, S., Vandenborne, K., Barton, E.R. and Walter, G.A. Molecular Imaging, 16, 1536012117732439 (2017)


    1. Non-invasive monitoring of disease progression in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Vohra, Ravneet S (2012)