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

Ultomiris as Shorter Infusion Approved in Europe to Treat aHUS

The European Commission has approved a new intravenous formulation of Ultomiris (ravulizumab) to treat for adults and children with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) that allows the medication to be given in a shorter period of time. This formulation was also approved for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH),…

Japan Approves Ultomiris to Treat Patients With aHUS

Ultomiris (ravulizumab) has been approved in Japan for the treatment of adults and children with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Developed and marketed by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Ultomiris is the first and only long-acting inhibitor of the complement C5 protein approved to help patients with…