Mariacristina Scoto

Speciality Doctor in Neuromuscular- Honorary Senior Clinical Research Associate

Originally from Italy, Dr Mariacristina Scoto graduated in medicine and completed with honors her specialisation in Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry at the University of Catania.  At the beginning of 2008 she joined the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for eight months and again in 2009 for further four months, as part of her three years higher degree (PhD) program. She completed her higher degree focused on characterising the genotype-phenotype correlation of a large cohort of patients with Selenoprotein1-related myopathy. Prior to join again the Dubowitz team as a clinical researcher in 2010, she worked for 15 months as a consultant child and adolescent neuropsychiatrist at the Hospital “Madonna delle Grazie” of Matera (Italy). Dr Scoto works currently as a Specialty Doctor in Neuromuscular at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. She is principal investigator (PI) and co-PI of a number of clinical trials, in both Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and in a national clinical and research network called SMA REACH UK.