Dr. Angela Lek
Angela Lek is an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University with extensive experience in elucidating the molecular mechanisms of neuromuscular diseases. She completed her PhD in the University of Sydney studying Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, and her postdoctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School studying Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy. Her research focus includes genetics and translational research, specifically using patient cells for gene editing and drug screening. In addition to her day job in the lab, Angela is also a full-time carer for her husband who has been diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease, and she is also passionate about patient advocacy and scientific communication to the patient community.