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My name is Mouhib Leila and I studied Biotechnologies at the University of Perugia. After I moved to Padova for my master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies. My master thesis project was focused on the characterization of zebrafish models for Sarcoglycanopathies. Sarcoglycanopathies are autosomal recessive muscle-wasting disorders that result from genetic defects of four trans-membranes glycoproteins of the sarcolemma, α-, β-, γ- and δ-sarcoglycan.

Now I am working at the Randall Centre as Research Assistant, and my research is focused on skeletal muscle and how force is transmitted to the muscle cells. My work involves the analysis of the molecular genetic mechanisms controlling muscle growth in the zebrafish larva exposed to different levels of activity.