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).

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