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Emily Alden**

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Emily Alden

Cohort: 2016-2017

Faculty Mentor: Jeremy Edwards

Department: Chemistry

Home Institution: The University of New Mexico

Research Interests: Studying the enzyme transposes to better understand and control the DNA insertion events it creates.

Scholar Description

My name is Emily Alden, I’m originally from Franklin, Vermont and am a recent graduate of the Biochemistry program at the University of New Mexico. I began working in the lab of Dr. Edwards during my final year at UNM and will continue in this lab for my year as a PREP scholar.

The lab has a focus on functional genomics tool development. My project focuses on studying the enzyme transposes to better understand and control the DNA insertion events it creates. I plan to work towards a Ph.D. in either Biochemistry or Genetics and plan to incorporate what I have learned about genome analysis into the study of autoimmune disorders. During my free time I enjoy playing soccer, kickball, and finding ways to remain active and outdoors.

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