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Emily Niemitz Forrest, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Genetics

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Emily Niemitz Forrest, PhD


Emily is a Scientific Manager in the Office of Strategic Research Development, where she works to maximize the impact and competitiveness of research programs in the department.

Emily earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She earned her PhD at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, working in Andy Feinberg’s lab on the genetics and epigenetics of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and Wilms tumors. Emily then worked as an Editor for Nature Genetics from 2004-2015, handling manuscripts across the scope of the journal in all areas of genetics and genomics.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Johns Hopkins University, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
  • BS (Hon)
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Biochemistry (1998)