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

121 new AADC deficiency cases found across globe during study

An international team of researchers have reported 121 new cases of aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency and identified 26 novel disease-associated mutations in the DDC gene. Among the nearly 350 reported cases of AADC deficiency globally — including the 121 new ones — the vast majority of DDC mutations…