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 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
Children with special needs can bring certain challenges for caregivers and educators. Young patients with Sanfilippo syndrome face unique problems that caregivers should discuss with daycares and schools to ... Read more
Sanfilippo syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes brain damage and physical and developmental regression in children. These symptoms make school and daycare challenging for children with the ... Read more
Many with Sanfilippo syndrome are non-verbal, and have difficulty communicating with their parents or caregivers. Music therapy may be used to help these patients with their verbal, motor, and social ... Read more
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