Manuela Corti, P.T., Ph.D.


Child Health Research Institute

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 294-5779

Physical Mailing Address

Clinical Translational & Research Building
2044 Mowry Road, Room 2225
Gainesville, FL 32610



  • Postdoctoral training, Department of Pediatric, University of Florida, FL
  • Ph.D in Rehabilitation Science, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida, FL
  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, Insubria University, Varese, Italy

Biographical Summary

Dr. Corti has over five years of clinical practice and ten years of research experience. After earning her degree in physical therapy from the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy), Dr. Corti worked at the San Raffaele Hospital (Milan, Italy) as a clinical physical therapist, research assistant in the Movement Analysis Laboratory and mentor in the physical therapy program at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

Dr. Corti received her PhD training in Rehabilitation Science under Dr. Carolynn Patten, P.T., Ph.D. at the University of Florida. She continued her training as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics with Barry J. Byrne. She was promoted to Assistant Professor in the department of Pediatrics and also holds an appointment in the department of Neurology.

Scientific Area of Expertise

Dr. Corti’s current research as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics focuses on understanding the contribution of neurological impairment in neuromuscular disorders by combining her expertise in clinical assessment with novel therapies that rely on correcting the fundamental genetic defect, which underlies most inherited neuromuscular conditions.

Dr. Corti’s work serves as the foundation for a revolution in the care of this patient population who previously had few, if any, effective therapies for this type of life threatening and debilitating conditions.

Her research focuses on:

1) Developing Gene therapy programs for neuromuscular diseases;
2) Outcome measures and clinical trial readiness;
3) Immunomodulation strategies to allow for multiple AAV dosing.

Complete List of Published Work:

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