Lindsey Shapiro, PhD, science writer —

Lindsey earned her PhD in neuroscience from Emory University in Atlanta, where she studied novel therapeutic strategies for treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy. She was awarded a fellowship from the American Epilepsy Society in 2019 for this research. Lindsey also previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher, studying the role of inflammation in epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

Articles by Lindsey Shapiro

Novel treatment shows promise in cell model of Fabry disease

Researchers have developed a novel treatment — an experimental substrate reduction therapy, or SRT — that may hold promise for Fabry disease, according to a new preclinical study. The treatment is designed to reduce levels of Gb3 synthase (Gb3S), an enzyme involved in the production of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3), which…

Fabry GLA Gene Variant Found in Parkinson’s Patients

A variant in the GLA gene associated with Fabry disease was found in four women with Parkinson’s disease, but they had no Fabry symptoms, according to results from a study of 236 Parkinson’s patients. According to the research team, the significance of the mutation and the relationship between the two…