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

2 Late Infantile Batten Disease Gene Therapies Move to Human Trials

Both of Regenxbio‘s gene therapy candidates for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) disease, also known as late infantile Batten disease, have advanced to in-human testing, the company reported. These clinical trials will evaluate the one-time experimental gene therapies in patients with the inherited disease, which typically occurs…

TPC2 Calcium Channel Could Be Therapeutic Target for Batten

Activation of a type of channel called TPC2 may restore more normal lysosome function, offering a potential therapeutic approach for Batten disease and others marked by impairment of those cellular compartments, a study suggested. When a cellular model of juvenile Batten disease was treated with a compound designed…