What We Do About Us Scientific Advisory Board Dr. Valeria Riccoti Originally from Italy, Dr Ricotti worked at the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre at University College London as a clinical researcher and investigator for numerous clinical trials for neuromuscular disorders, with a focus in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. As part of her research projects, she reported on the use, benefits and adverse effects of glucocorticoids in large cohorts of DMD subjects (NorthStar clinical network registry). With the goal to develop new pharmaco-gene therapies, Dr Ricotti joined industry as Medical Director for the neuromuscular franchise of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Subsequently, she worked at Solid Biosciences as Director of Translational Research and Development, with a focus on their AAV-delivered micro-dystrophin gene therapy programme for DMD and on the development of novel biomarkers. As Honorary Lecturer at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Dr Ricotti remains involved in academic research and notably in developing new technologies leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning for monitoring neuromuscular diseases in children. In 2019 Dr Ricotti co-founded DiNAQOR, a gene therapy biotech focused on advancing novel solutions for children and adults suffering from monogenic cardiomyopathies. She currently holds a position as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.