MDCRC is not just a centre for molecular diagnostics, cousenling or care for the children affected with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It has been a centre of learning too. MDCRC is proud to announce that it has produced the first doctorate also. Dr. Sakthivel Murugan, SM worked under the able guidance of the Founder of MDCRC, Dr. BR Lakshmi on the topic – Genetic Diagnosis, Prevention and Molecular Pathophysiology of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Non-invasive Diagnosis of Familial Neuromuscular Disorder. The doctoral degree was awarded from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, India. Dr. Sakthivel received his doctorate in October 2014 and we are proud of him. MDCRC has a long way to go and many more doctoral programs to support where the candidates would receive the degree from BITS, Pilani as MDCRC works in close association with them. So, Dr. Lakshmi, director of MDCRC has higher targets to achieve with strong vision to make the centre into a great institution.