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

International Angelman Day to be observed on Feb. 15

Organizations around the world will come together Feb. 15 to observe International Angelman Day (IAD), a global effort to raise awareness, honor those living with the rare neurological disease and commemorate those who have passed away. The annual initiative also seeks to encourage fundraising and support research for…

Angelman Patients Show Accurate, Slowed Language Comprehension

People with Angelman syndrome (AS) can demonstrate an ability to comprehend verbal communication as accurately as typically developed children, but tend to process the information slower, a study found. This comprehension was evaluated using a looking-while-listening (LWL) test, designed to evaluate whether a person’s eyes will fixate on an…