Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: Where Does the Fat Go?
Emily is a sixth-year graduate student under the mentorship of Professor Brandon Davies in the Department of Biochemistry. Originally from Arkansas, Emily completed her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology at the University of Central Arkansas before obtaining her Master of Science degree in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. At the University of Iowa, her research focuses on fat metabolism – how the fat we eat is processed and reaches our tissues – with an eye towards treating diseases related to fat metabolism. Outside of the lab, Emily enjoys making soap and crocheting afghans to keep warm in Iowa winters.