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

Roctavian Recommended for Use in EU as 1st Gene Therapy for Hem A

European authorities have recommended conditional marketing authorization for Roctavian (valoctocogene roxaparvovec), BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s one-time gene therapy for adults with severe hemophilia A. This positive decision, from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), makes Roctavian the first gene therapy for hemophilia A to be recommended for European…

Anxiety, Depression Need Better Management in Hemophilia: Survey

Symptoms of pain, anxiety, and depression generally increased with disease severity in people with hemophilia and were also associated with a lower quality of life, according to a recent survey involving patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. While many surveyed individuals felt their pain was adequately addressed in the clinic, fewer…