Ana Pena, PhD,  —

Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer, she looks for connecting the public, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression.

Articles by Ana Pena

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to Losmapimod as Potential FSHD Therapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to losmapimod, an investigational oral therapy for people with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). This designation offers Fulcrum Therapeutics financial support to develop this treatment, as well as a waiver from the FDA’s fees and…