Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Gene Therapy for CMT1B Wins CMT Research Foundation Grant

The CMT Research Foundation has granted over $500,000 to help develop a gene therapy for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1B (CMT1B). The grant was awarded to Afrooz Rashnonejad, PhD, principal investigator at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Gene Therapy and a professor at the Ohio State University’s department of…

New Mutations in SLC12A6 Gene Tied to Several CMT Subtypes

Newly identified mutations in the SLC12A6 gene associated with several subtypes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease have been found, according to a study in Japan. The mutations also affected the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The findings call for the need to screen for mutations in the SLC12A6 gene…