Isabel Illa is Director of the Neuromuscular Diseases Unit (ENM) of the Neurology Service of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital (HSCSP) in Barcelona. She is Professor of Neurology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Neurology at the HSCSP Research Institute.
She has clinical experience on NMD with special interest in immune-mediated. In this clinical context, she does research and has developed a series of diagnostic techniques, immunological tests and studies in various NMD. She directs a reference unit in these diseases.
She is the author of more than 150 scientific articles cited 5,500 times and principal investigator of 25 funded research projects in competitive calls by Spanish, European and USA agencies.