Dr. Hayes specializes in adult neuromuscular disorders including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), peripheral neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, and muscle diseases.
Her research focus is ALS therapy development, with the goal of translating genetic discoveries and basic disease mechanisms into novel therapeutics. She is also interested in ALS biomarkers and understanding the pathophysiologic and therapeutic implications of variability among ALS patients.
Dr. Hayes received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta. She then completed neurology residency and neuromuscular fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, before joining the neurology faculty in 2016.