Rebecca Gibbs is a Ph.D. candidate in the stem cell and regenerative biology department at Harvard University. Her thesis work is focused on understanding the role of muscle defects in spinal muscular atrophy and developing novel therapeutics that stimulate skeletal muscle stem cells to regenerate atrophic muscle. Gibbs earned her M.S. in biotechnology from Georgetown University, completing her thesis work with Kenneth Fischbeck at the National Institutes of Health, and her B.A. in neuroscience and biological sciences from the University of Southern California.