Emily joined the Lampe lab as a Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD student in Fall 2022. She graduated with a B.S. in Biochemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 2018. She participated in undergrad research her senior year, which piqued her interest in laboratory work and prompted her pivot from engineering. After an industrial internship focused on culturing mesenchymal stem cells for R&D and clinical use, she started in the Lampe lab as a Professional Research Assistant in September 2019. Emily has worked on several different projects in her three years as a PRA including the development of SARS-CoV-2 main protease inhibitors, enzyme kinetic assays, cryopreserved hepatocyte induction experiments, and P450 inhibition assays. Outside the lab, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and their three cats, crafting and painting, hiking and paddle boarding.