Emily Daniel

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Emily Daniel is a 2023-2027 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She completed a liberal arts bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and then built her skills and knowledge during several years as a research assistant at the University of Kansas Medical Center, focusing on mechanisms of and possible treatments for polycystic kidney disease. She now seeks to uncover aspects of how our cells regulate the proteasome, which is our cells’ internal protein recycler, in part because dysregulation of the proteasome might cause disease. Because knowledge is power, Emily tries to promote a scientific world where access to science—its informational products and the enterprise itself—is ethically unimpeded and where scientific information is used to enact a just society. 

Mentor: Jeroen Roelofs, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology