Dr. Angela Lek

Scientific Consultant

Dr. Angela Lek is VP of research at the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She has extensive experience in elucidating the molecular mechanisms of neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Lek completed her PhD at the University of Sydney studying Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, and her postdoctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School studying Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy. Her work at MDA involves developing a framework to accelerate the translation of gene therapies for ultra rare diseases. In addition to her day job, Angela is also a full-time carer for her husband who has been diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease and she is also passionate about patient advocacy and scientific communication to the patient community.