Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Take Part in AADC Deficiency Awareness Day 2021

To bring attention to the rare disease aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency, the second annual AADC Deficiency Awareness Day will be observed Friday, Oct. 22. The event is a collaboration among the AADC Family Network, PTC Therapeutics, MassBio (a Massachusetts-based healthcare nonprofit), and Boston Children’s Hospital. In…

Caregivers of Children With AADC Deficiency Share Daily Experiences

Children with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency experience a wide range of symptoms and difficulties in day-to-day activities, which can have substantial affects on their quality of life, a study based on interviews with caregivers reported. This is the first published scientific study to explore the qualitative experience…