Emma Sailor

2020-21 Latham Fellow
Majoring in Biochemistry

Emma Sailor is a senior from Rolfe, Iowa, pursuing a major in biochemistry. She is currently an undergrad research assistant in the Baker Lab, where she has spent the past year helping to investigate the molecular biology of the genetic vision disease KCNV2-associated cone dystrophy with supernormal rod response (CDSRR). She also works as a teaching assistant in Human Biology (BIOL:1140), where she helps nonscience students acquire proficiency in basic biology lab skills.

As a Latham fellow, she hopes to develop science outreach projects aimed at helping students from rural and disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds become involved with STEM. In her free time, she enjoys camping, video games, and bonding with her two cats.