Emily Malcolm, PhD,  —

Emily holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa and is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She graduated with a Masters in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelors in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Central Arkansas. Emily is passionate about science communication, and, in her free time, writes and illustrates children’s stories.

Articles by Emily Malcolm

Fabry Disease and Pregnancy

Fabry disease is a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in a gene called GLA. This gene provides cells with the instructions necessary to make the alpha-galactosidase A enzyme. Without this enzyme, fatty substances called sphingolipids cannot be broken down and build up in tissues, leading…