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.
One of the symptoms of aromatic L‐amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency are oculogyric crises, which can be frightening for patients and their parents and caregivers. What happens in an ... Read more
Parents or caregivers of children with aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency may be wondering whether vaccines are safe for these patients. What are vaccines? A vaccine is a ... Read more
If you or a family member has a genetic disease like aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, you might benefit from genetic counseling. What is genetic counseling? If you have AADC ... Read more
There have been only about 100 cases of aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency described in the medical literature. It is very difficult to develop effective treatments when the ... Read more
Medical procedures and tests sometimes require anesthesia, which can be especially challenging for patients with aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, a rare genetic disease characterized by reduced activity ... Read more
Aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency is an extremely rare disorder that affects the nervous system. The disease can lead to seizures, muscle weakness, and other symptoms. Having an ... Read more
Aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency is a rare genetic disease that affects the nervous system. How do doctors treat AADC deficiency? AADC deficiency is very rare, with only ... Read more
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