José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

Proteins Involved in Nervous System Development May Guide Understanding of CMT2D Motor Impairment

Researchers have discovered that a molecular mechanism involving critical proteins for nervous system development may help explain targeted neuromuscular defects in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D (CMT2D). The study titled, “Plexin-Semaphorin Signaling Modifies Neuromuscular Defects in a Drosophila Model of Peripheral Neuropathy,” appeared in the journal Frontiers in…

Researchers Share Case of Family with Rare CMT4J Subtype

Researchers described the case of a family with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease type 4J that has two mutations in the FIG4 gene, leading to the classic features of CMT disease in addition to parkinsonism and speech abormalities. The study “Charcot Marie Tooth disease type 4J with complex central nervous system…