Emily Spencer, PhD


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Assistant Professor & Director, Clinical Genomics Research Program

Emily manages several studies aimed at bringing advances in genomics into clinical care. Prior to joining STSI in August 2014 Emily worked for Howard Hughes Medical Institute coordinating large genomic studies at the UCSD Center for Brain Development – Gleeson Lab.

Emily obtained her PhD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the UAB Medical Genomics Laboratory where her research focused on expanding genomic characterization of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and related rasopathies. Emily has undergraduate degrees in Biological Psychology and Spanish from the University of California at Davis.