Never before did I have the opportunity to work in an institute with such strong expertise in my areas of interest.

Fernanda is doing research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a degenerative genetic disease that damages muscles. DMD patients seldom survive past the age of forty. The project of Fernanda proposes to set up a multidisciplinary international team to study gene therapy. Because looking across sectors and borders is usually a good way to move forward.