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.
If you or a family member have mitochondrial disease, you may benefit from genetic counseling. What is genetic counseling? Genetic counseling gives you information about your risks of inheriting ... Read more
Being diagnosed with a genetic condition like mitochondrial disease can be challenging and frightening, and you may be wondering whether your disease will affect your lifespan. Does mitochondrial disease ... Read more
Mitochondria are the “powerhouses” of a cell, producing most of the energy that cells need to function. In mitochondrial disease, of which there are many types, these cellular compartments cannot function ... Read more
Mitochondrial disease is a rare genetic disorder in which mitochondria cannot produce enough energy for a cell to work as it should. What are mitochondria? Mitochondria are small compartments ... Read more
Everyone has an “energy baseline” or sweet spot where we have enough energy to do the things we want to do, but having mitochondrial disease means that the body ... Read more