Emma is a neuroscientist with a particular interest in understanding the causes of neurodegenerative diseases on a cellular level. Emma completed her BSc in Biomedical Sciences and PhD in Neuroscience at University College London. During her PhD in Professor Linda Greensmith’s laboratory she explored the cellular mechanisms underlying a genetic disorder called Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy type I. For her post doctoral training she relocated to Buffalo, New York, to study Schwann cells, under the guidance of Professor M. Laura Feltri. In 2021 she moved to Cambridge to join Professor Michael Coleman’s laboratory, where she is currently investigating the regulation of key genes that control nerve cell degeneration (specifically a pathway known as ‘programmed axon death’) and how this might contribute to human diseases.