Postdoctoral Fellow: Clinical Genetics Group
Emma completed her undergraduate degree in genetics at the University of York in 2010. She spent the next two years working in the clinical genetics group at Manchester University as a research assistant, studying the genetic cause of glaucoma.
In 2013 she moved to the University of Otago to complete her PhD with Prof. Stephen Robertson in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health. Her PhD research focused on the genetic cause of rare, childhood bone diseases and how these genetic mechanisms contribute to how the skeleton senses force. Her PhD uncovered mutations in two genes which lead to an exciting hypothesis and ultimately a Marsden funded project for the Clinical Genetics group.
She is now employed as a postdoctoral fellow pursuing a project which has grown out of her PhD: trying to untangle the signalling pathways which maintain skeletal homeostasis.