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 or ... 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 affect ... 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 properly. ... 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 that ... Read more