Emily gained her PhD in Evolutionary Genetics at UCL. Following that she has held Postdoctoral and Research Associate positions at the University of Liverpool, the University of Cambridge, and Helsinki University in Finland. Most recently she was granted a Marie Curie International Overseas fellowship held at both Penn State University, USA, and at the University of Cambridge. During this time she worked on the interaction between insect hosts, their microbiome and environmental conditions.
In the Hughes lab Emily studies mosquito microbiome temperature interactions, and provides bioinformatics support for microbiome and genomics projects within the group.