Emma is a rising sophomore at the University of Toronto majoring in Nutrition and Physiology. She plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. degree at the end of her undergraduate studies.
Emma worked with Dr. Melissa Davis and Rachel Martini at EIPM to determine if breast cancer tumor types are driven by variants of the DARC and/or TERT genes that are specific to certain African ancestry groups. She genotyped germline DNA for these variants in clinical African samples. She also analyzed associations between specific circulating chemokine and dietary profiles of African and American breast cancer patients, and she worked with mouse models to characterize primary and metastasized tumors.