As a former LifeArc Fellow, Alinda is an active member of ASTP's New Professionals Special Interest Group.
Dr Fernandes obtained her undergraduate degree in Medical Biochemistry (First Class Degree) and PhD in Neuroscience at King’s College London. Her area of expertise is Translational Medicine. She successfully completed two postdoctoral tenures at Keele University and King’s College London investigating cell and gene therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. Her research has generated high-impact publications and she recently contributed to work that secured seed funding for a Gene Therapy start-up company, AviadoBio, focused on Neurodegerative Diseases, spun out from King’s College London in 2020. Given her unique experience, she is now contributing to the growth of AviadoBio as a Business Development Manager.