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.
Porphyrias are a group of genetic disorders characterized by high levels of porphyrins in the blood and tissues. There are several types of porphyrias, each with different symptoms and disease progression. Patients ... Read more
If you have a rare genetic disease like porphyria, you may be wondering whether your children could inherit the disease. Differing types of porphyria can have different inheritance patterns, and their disease-causing ... Read more
Exposure to sunlight can affect people with cutaneous porphyrias (largely marked by fragility of sun-exposed skin), and two types of acute porphyrias — variegate porphyria, or hereditary coproporphyria. The severity of ... Read more
Porphyria refers to a group of rare diseases characterized by high levels of porphyrins in the blood, urine, and tissues. What are porphyrins? Porphyrins are ring-shaped molecules that undergo ... Read more
Porphyria refers to a group of disorders in which affected individuals cannot make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein that binds oxygen in red blood cells. Due to this inability, porphyrins — ... Read more