Caterina Garone, MD, PhD

Caterina is a Clinical Geneticist with a medical degree and PhD in Human Genetics. She has been awarded a European Commission Marie Curie Individual Research Fellowship that allows Caterina to establish her research career in Europe. Caterina is working on a project to discover new mitochondrial disease genes and proteins in patients, which is a key step towards the development of new treatment strategies. The results will impact on research in mitochondrial disorders and will expand her interest in other neurodegenerative disorders.

Caterina’s previous research, carried out in the USA, was focused on the identification of molecular defects associated with impaired mtDNA metabolism, the elucidation of the underlying pathomechanisms and the development of new treatment strategies.