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

Disability stigma hinders employment experiences

Internalized, experienced, or anticipated stigma have significant impacts on employment experiences for people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study. In semi-structured interviews with patients, a researcher identified that patients felt hesitant to disclose their diagnosis in the workplace or ask for disability-related accommodations, often due to a…

Researchers develop tool to study gut-brain connection

Researchers have uncovered new evidence that activity in the gut can directly influence brain function, a relationship that’s been proposed to contribute to Parkinson’s disease. Using specialized fibers with the ability to stimulate nerve cells with light, called optogenetics, the scientists found that by altering cell activity in the…