Emily Allen discusses some of the health concerns of women who are premutation carriers. She shares Fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency research findings from her group at Emory University as well as from other researchers and covers some of the more recent findings of other medical conditions that are reported by women who carry a premutation, such as depression, anxiety, headaches, and autoimmune conditions.

Presenter: Emily Allen
Runtime: 23:08

Emily Allen

Emily Allen
Emily Allen graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in biology and Emory University with a master’s in Genetics. She has worked on studies of Fragile X-associated disorders at Emory University with Dr. Stephanie Sherman since the early 2000s. Her primary research focus has been on disorders and characteristics associated with premutation carriers, such as Fragile-X associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI) and Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS).