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

Vertex, CRISPR complete BLA for US approval of exa-cel

Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics have completed an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking  approval of exagamglogene autotemcel (exa-cel) for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) and transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia (TDT). The rolling biologics license application, which was initiated late…

Vertex to develop conditioning agent for SCD gene-editing therapy

Vertex Pharmaceuticals will use ImmunoGen technology to develop less aggressive conditioning approaches for exagamglogene autotemcel (exa-cel), its experimental gene-editing therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD) and transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia. Vertex will pay ImmunoGen $15 million up front to use its antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology to develop…