Emma Farley is Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Her lab use high-throughput functional approaches within developing embryos to decipher how enhancers encode the instructions for successful development and to pinpoint enhancer mutations associated with disease. She received her Bachelor's and Master’s in Biochemistry from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Imperial College London. Emma worked in Mike Levine’s lab at UC Berkeley and Princeton University as a postdoc, where she exploited the advantages of the model organism Ciona intestinalis (the sea squirt) for functional genomics. She developed methods to create and functionally test millions of enhancer variants in every cell of a developing embryo. Her research enabled the first high-throughput dissection of an enhancer within whole developing embryos, these studies revealed regulatory principles governing enhancer function.
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