NSF Graduate Research Fellow
NSF IGERT Stem Cell Biomanufacturing Trainee
Co-Advised by Hang Lu, PhD
Project Title:
"Microfluidic techniques for directing stem cell differentiation in 3D microenvironments"


Emily received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. At MIT, she performed research in the lab of Dr. Narendra Maheshri, studying the dynamics of gene transcription in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by precise temporal control of transcription factor activity. She later worked with Dr. Klavs Jensen at MIT, developing a microfluidic platform for vector-free intracellular delivery. In the summer of 2011, she worked at the Leibniz-Insitut für Analytische Wissenschaften in Dortmund, Germany, with Dr. Jonathan West. There, her project focused on developing a microfluidic device for compartmentalized and interconnected neuronal co-cultures. Additionally, Emily spent two summers working as an engineering research and development intern at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA. Emily began her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2012 and is co-advised by Dr. Todd McDevitt and Dr. Hang Lu.


Bachelor of Science, Chemical Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


NSF Graduate Research Fellow 2014

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