Research Strategy

Alessandra Gaeta is Director of Research for Joining Jack and Duchenne UK. She joined the team in July 2021 with nearly 20 years of Research & Development experience in academia, industry & the public sector, where she held scientific, managerial and leadership roles. Throughout her career, Alessandra has particularly focussed on translational research and the value on cross-sector collaboration.

In previous roles in government funded organisations, Alessandra led on the creation of high-profile, national R&D programmes to accelerate innovative treatments to the clinic. At the Medicines Discovery Catapult, she established a portfolio of patient focused medicines discovery programmes in areas of unmet medical need, in partnership with charities and industry. Prior to that, at the NIHR, she was instrumental in the creation of the Translational Research Collaboration pilot programme for early phase clinical research, which has since been implemented in eight therapeutic areas.

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