Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

International Research Group Works to Increase Knowledge, Awareness of Neurotransmitter Disorders

Since its founding in 2013, the International Working Group on Neurotransmitter related Disorders (iNTD) has been building a network and patient registry aimed at promoting knowledge and awareness among clinicians on rare neurotransmitter disorders, including aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency. Over the past several years, the collaboration has expanded…