Researcher biography

Dr Giacomotto, NHMRC Emerging Leader, is a young investigator strongly attracted by translational research, genes and diseases, imaging/automatic systems, drug discovery, chemical biology, and medical applications. His work focuses on translating little discoveries made in a single cell or in a model organism to an applications or treatments for human. He has already made discoveries that benefits human health, such as treatment for muscular dystrophies. He is working with a wide diversity of models, including cell lines and mouse models, but he recently spent a lot of time working with the zebrafish model. He believe that this small fish will have an important impact in the seek of treatments for neuromuscular and neurological disorders . Those diseases are very difficult to reproduce in a single cell, making the search of chemical treatments difficult. This fish opens a new avenue for the screen of bioactive compounds and for understanding the progression of these terrible disorders. He believes in translational research, the zebrafish is for him a fantastic complementary model to cell lines in order to recapitulate human diseases and run large-scale experiments. He is working on developping future therapeutical strategies to alleviate the suffering of human patients.