BS in Biochemistry, Syracuse University 2019
MS in Toxicology, Oregon State University 2021Research Interest/Focus:
Emily's current research in Dr. Kim Anderson’s lab is concerned with characterizing occupational chemical exposures, specifically for structural firefighters using silicone passive samplers. Chemicals under investigation include polychlorinated biphenyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and various volatile organic compounds.Experience:
Oregon State University, Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship Lab | August 2019- present
Thesis: “Evaluating Chemical Exposures of Firefighters and Risk Using Silicone Passive Sampling”
Advisor: Dr. Kim Anderson
Description: Studying chemical exposures of firefighters utilizing silicone passive sampling and community engaged research. Additionally, this thesis evaluates protection of a novel personal protective equipment for firefighters, and discusses value of different sampling techniques in the firefighting community.
Skills: Operating under GLP conditions, management of large data sets, solvent extraction, solid-phase extraction, writing an SOP, GC-MS method development, GC-MS with ChemStation and MassHunter software.
- TEAM Tox outreach co-chair 2020-21
- TEAM Tox outreach chair 2021-22
Syracuse University, BS Biochemistry, Honors Thesis | Fall 2017- Spring 2019
Thesis: “An Exploration of Ruthenium Catalyzed Alder ene Reactions”
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Totah
Description: Studied regioselectivity of the Ruthenium-catalyzed Alder ene reaction, using exocyclic enol ethers and alkynes. Tested variable alkynes and conditions to attempt to manipulate the selectivity of the reaction for applications in natural product synthesis. Research culminated in an honors thesis.
Skills: MSDS maintenance, solvent distillation, set-up of reaction systems, hazardous chemical handling, thin layer chromatography (TLC), flash column chromatography, separations, vacuum filtration, spectroscopy (including proton NMR (300 MHz and 400 MHz) and IR), and Bruker TopSpin software.
Additional Lab/ Software Skills:
Statistics in R, JMP, cell culture, gel electrophoresis, GenBank and SMART databases, PCR, construction of transgenic plants, antibody affinity chromatography, protein modeling and coding in Pymol.
2019 Provost Scholarship recipient at OSU
2019 Distinction in Biochemistry
2019 ACS Organic Division Undergraduate Award
2018 Crown Award – Funding awarded by the Honors department at Syracuse for research
2018 Dean’s Scholar – Syracuse University scholarship dependent on academic standing
2017 Bronze Congressional Award – National recognition in voluntary public service, personal development, fitness, and expedition.
2017 Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award – civil award for service engagement in the US
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