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

FDA Names AMP945, Potential IPF Treatment, an Orphan Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated AMP945, Amplia Therapeutics’ investigational anti-fibrotic therapy for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an orphan drug, supporting its development, the company announced. Its decision came about one month after AMP945 also received orphan drug status as a potential pancreatic cancer…