Dr. Ana Cristina Calvo is currently Assistant Professor in the Anatomy, Embriology and Animal Genetics Department at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Dr. Calvo achieved her Ph.D. in 2003 in Neurophysiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and she continued her research work in the neurodegenerative diseases field. Since 2004, she is a member of one of the most active Spanish teams that focus the study on ALS. She collaborated in gene therapy based treatment in the ALS mouse model and later she participated in the characterization of the neuroprotective effects of tetanus toxin fragment C in gene therapy. She is currently involved in the discovery of biomarkers of the disease and as a result, two patents have been achieved. To date she has published around twenty articles dealing with the molecular characterization of ALS, she is currently reviewer of international journals in the field, maintaining active collaborations with national and international research teams.