Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

ALS Tissue-Engineered Skin May Hold Key to Early Diagnoses

A recent study, titled, “Early detection of structural abnormalities and cytoplasmic accumulation of TDP-43 in tissue-engineered skins derived from ALS patients,” published in the journal, Acta Neuropathologica Communications, details the creation of a novel tissue-engineered skin model for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a progressive…