About Emily Casanova

Dr. Casanova earned her doctorate in Anatomy Science & Neurobiology from the University of Louisville’s Medical School. She is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine at Greenville, working in close conjunction with Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Prisma Health (formerly Greenville Health System). She has research background in neurobiology, developmental biology, and some genetics, dermatopathology, and neuropathology, with particular foci on neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and connective tissue disorders like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)/Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD). Her current research foci/topics of interest include: 1) functional classification of high-risk autism genes; 2) the characterization of genomic features common to autism risk genes and those genes’ roles in the evolution of animal morphology; and 3) etiological overlap between autism and EDS/HSD. In addition to her research interests in EDS/HSD, she is also a zebra herself 🦓 and is passionate about patient advocacy.

5 responses to “About Emily Casanova

  1. Emily,
    I saw your TED Talk and teared up. I am forwarding it to all my friends who have kids with LD’s. My daughter loves Science and reads about it all the time. I will forward your Blog to her as well. She is 10, still young but I am sure she will love the articles you have written.

  2. Hi, yaminimudaliar. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the site so far. Although unfortunately I’ve yet to make any TED talk, so I’m not exactly certain who you may be confusing me with. But in any case, I hope your daughter enjoys the blog! 🙂

  3. Emily,
    How can I delete one of my replies?
    The one about fundamentalist churches please, in the Copernican feed.

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