Emily Henriksen


Research Scientist


Emily joined the Peccoud Lab in October 2019 as a Research Scientist. She is using CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering to model yeast cell cycle regulation and nutrient signaling.

After completing her BS and PhD in Microbiology at the University of Georgia, Emily worked as a research scientist at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and North Carolina State University, where she investigated consolidated bioprocessing, microbial community interactions and novel CRISPR-Cas systems, respectively. Emily also has three years of professional scientific editing experience. In her free time, Emily enjoys cooking, reading, and outdoor activities.