Screenshot of the personal essay about Karina Sturm's life with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. It shows Karina standing on a bridge close to the pacific ocean looking thoughtful. She wears a black jacket and a black beanie

My struggle to feel deserving of love as a woman with chronic illness

Living with a chronic illness inspired me to write about other people that share my fate. However, I also publish very personal essays about my life with chronic illness. Read on The Mighty why I struggled to feel deserving of love:  My…
Colorful and differently shaped protein crystals under a microscope
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Scientific Publication

While working in research, I published these two scientific articles:    STURM, Karina U., et al. Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of an Ig-domain-encompassing fragment of the giant adhesion protein SiiE from…
This picture shows a simplified illustration of the RCCX gene locus which includes Tenascin XB
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Medical article about the gene Tenascin-XB

In this medical article, I describe the association between the Tenascin-XB gene and specific Ehlers-Danlos syndrome types based on current research. I, therefore, read more than 40 scientific publications and referenced many in this article…