Newcastle Senior Clinical Lecturer and NeurologistDr Michela Guglieri
Dr Guglieri is passionate about translational research
My introduction to Duchenne muscular dystrophy came by chance but immediately felt like the right way to go. It satisfied my two interests: allowing me to help children and work on developing knowledge in a little-understood field. Translational research – taking something from the lab to the patients – was where I wanted to go. This is when the opportunity to work in Newcastle came, and I could not miss it! Newcastle was and is a leading centre for Duchenne research and care. An 18 month placement has quickly become a 10 year career.
Translational research in Duchenne is a long and difficult process. But this is exactly what I want to do – taking this journey with clinicians, physiotherapists, nurses, patients and families. It is a journey where the cure sometimes looks far off, but as our knowledge grows our horizons expand.
I could not do this without Duchenne Research Fund and other patient and family organisations, which have believed in our work and allowed me to continue this crucial role.
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