Name: Bernard Ravina
Where do you work? Praxis Precision Medicines, Cambridge, MA
How long have you been working on FA and who was the first fellow FA researcher you met? I have been working on FA for about 20 years. I started working on clinical scale validation studies with Kurt Fischbeck and team at NINDS/NIH (Neurogenetics branch).
What got you interested in FA research? I was generally interested in mitochondrial disorders and therapeutics for mitochondrial diseases. I thought FA was a great example and one where we were more likely to find treatments. Then I met the team of researchers and the family community, and I was hooked.
What question or challenge were you setting out to address when you started this work? My initial involvement was in preparation for trials of Idebenone and other antioxidants.