Livia Carvalho, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Educational Background: 2003 BSc Biological Sciences – University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil; 2004 MSc Neuroscience – UCL, London, UK; 2008 PhD Ophthalmology – UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK.
Research Project: Gene therapy for inherited retinal disorders.
Research Interests: Understanding mechanisms of congenital photoreceptor degeneration, death and survival; improving adeno-associated virus gene therapy technologies; photoreceptors evolution and development.
Career Ambition: Contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms behind photoreceptors degeneration and the advancement of gene therapy for inherited blindness.
Membership: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).