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.
Sanfilippo syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by mental and developmental disabilities. Patients are unable to break down a complex sugar molecule called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), also called mucopolysaccharides. ... Read more
Being a caregiver for a child with Sanfilippo syndrome can often be stressful and taxing. Studies have shown that caregivers for Sanfilippo syndrome patients report a significant reduction in ... Read more
Sanfilippo syndrome (also called MPS III) is a rare genetic disease characterized by neurodegeneration, or the death of nerve cells. There are four subtypes of Sanfilippo syndrome, marked as ... Read more
Sanfilippo syndrome is a lysosomal storage disorder. Mutations in one or more of four genes — GNS, HGSNAT, NAGLU, and SGSH — can cause the disease. These four genes are important for the function of ... Read more
Patients with rare diseases like Sanfilippo syndrome can help with research into treatments for the disease by participating in clinical trials. They may also have access to new treatments being ... Read more
Sanfilippo syndrome is a type of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), which are lysosomal storage disorders. The lysosome is a compartment within cells that functions as the “garbage collectors,” collecting cellular waste ... Read more