Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Autoantibodies Targeting GRP78 Protein May Cause PCD in LEMS

Autoantibodies against a protein called GRP78 may lead to paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) in people with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), a study suggests. The study, “GRP78 antibodies are associated with blood-brain barrier breakdown in paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration in Lambert‐Eaton myasthenic syndrome,” was published in the…

Screening Leads to Simultaneous Lambert–Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome and Limbic Encephalitis Diagnoses, in Unusual Case Report

A recent case report of a man diagnosed with simultaneous Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) and limbic encephalitis (LE) highlights the need for thorough screening of patients, especially those with unusual symptoms. The case report, titled “Paraneoplastic Lambert–Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome With Limbic Encephalitis: Clinical Correlation With the Coexistence of…