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Emily Blake, MS

Emily Blake
Genomics Core Manager
(954) 262-3397
Emily is the Genomics Core Manager for the Genomics Core Facility at NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research. She began her career in the biotherapeutics industry in Research Triangle Park where she focused on assessing viral and pathogen safety of manufacturing processes for plasma-derived protein therapies to treat rare, chronic and life-threatening conditions. In graduate school at NSU, she assessed the impact of Deepwater Horizon's oil spill on Florida's sensitive marine ecosystem. Her thesis focused on sequencing the de novo transcriptome of marine sponge, Cinachyrella sp., to identify potential biomarkers following the largest oil spill in history. After completing her studies, she worked for a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company to test engineered therapeutic cytokines as novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and viral infections. Her graduate studies in next-generation sequencing applications led her to the University of North Dakota where she helped establish and manage the sequencing laboratory of the Epigenomics of Development and Disease Core Facility, an NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). She received formal training in RNA sequencing and analysis from NIH and training in bioinformatics for next-generation sequencing analysis from the Bioinformatics Core Facility at the UC Davis Genome Center. Prior to joining the CCR, Emily worked at the Oncogenomics Core Facility at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center where she provided tailored next-generation sequencing support for RNA-Seq and DNA-Seq for epigenetics workflows such as ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq.
Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University and her Master’s degree in Marine Biology from Nova Southeastern University.
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