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

HDAC6 Inhibitors Restore Neuromuscular Defects in Zebrafish

Treatment with inhibitors of the HDAC6 protein, including the new compound CKD-504, was able to restore proper connections between nerves and muscles and improve movement in zebrafish with low levels of GARS — the gene implicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D, a study found. The results suggest that HDAC6 blockade may…

Rare Respiratory Complications Found in Man With CMT2A

Multiple respiratory complications, including a collapsed lung and diaphragm dysfunction, were identified in a man with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2 (CMT2) that was associated with an MFN2 gene mutation, according to a recent case study. “To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a CMT patient carrying an…