Emma received her Bachelors of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California, Davis. As an undergrad, she was first introduced to neurodevelopmental research in Dr. Bales lab at the California National Primate Research Center. From there she moved to Dr. Bauman’s lab, where she conducted behavioral studies in rhesus macaques to investigate the link between maternal immune activation and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. While working with Dr. Bauman, Emma also interned at the Nord Neurogenomics lab where she investigated the neuroanatomical changes that occurred in mice following maternal immune activation. Following college, she worked for Autism BrainNet where she prepared post-mortem human brain tissue for research. She then became a lab manager for the McAllister lab at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, where she continued to investigate the effects of MIA in mice. In the summer of 2022, Emma moved from California to Boston to join the Stevens lab at the Broad Institute. Here, Emma will continue to investigate neural development and disease, while also acting as Lab Manager. She is excited to get to know the Stevens lab, and she’s looking forward to exploring the east coast!

Emma Connolly