Francesco Saverio Tedesco is a clinician scientist with a long-standing interest in muscle regeneration and paediatric neuromuscular diseases.
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery with honours at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy). He then continued his studies at San Raffaele Scientific Institute (Milan, Italy), where he obtained his PhD in 2010 studying novel gene and cell therapy strategies for muscular dystrophy.
After his PhD, he coupled postdoctoral research and clinical training between Italy and the UK. Dr Tedesco joined UCL in 2012 and in 2014 he established his independent research group.
He has been invited to present his work at several international conferences and institutions; he received a number of awards and research grants, including an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and then a Clinical Lectureship, the European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy 2015 Young Investigator Award and an European Research Council grant.