Ana de Barros, PhD, managing science editor —

Ana holds a PhD in immunology from the University of Lisbon and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) in Lisbon, Portugal. Ana was awarded two FCT fellowships and has won the Portuguese Immunology Society Best Paper and Best Poster award in 2009 and 2010, as well as the CESPU International Research Award in 2010. After leaving the lab to pursue a career in science communication, she served as the director of science communication at iMM Lisbon.

Articles by Ana de Barros

AveXis to Present SMA Therapy Advances at Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference

John Carbona, CEO of AveXis, along with Dr. Brian Kaspar have been invited to present the company’s latest developments at the 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference, which will take place on Tuesday, December 2. AveXis is a biopharmaceutical company currently developing gene therapy-based treatments for severe genetic and orphan diseases such as spinal muscular…

Isis Pharma Receives $5 Million Milestone Payment From GlaxoSmithKline

Isis Pharmaceuticals received a $5 million milestone payment from partner GlaxoSmithKline following news of its investigational drug ISIS-GSK5Rx being granted the development candidate designation. ISIS-GSK5Rx is the second medication created as a result of the collaboration between the two companies and is an antisense drug, indicated for the treatment of an undisclosed ocular disease. Among other…