Emily Cope Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
Dr. Cope received her PhD from Northern Arizona University in 2012 as a Science Foundation of Arizona Fellow. She succeeded in characterizing the microbial communities of the sinuses in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) using high throughput 454-pyrosequencing. Specifically, her dissertation research was focused on the effect of cigarette smoke on the biofilm physiology, regulation, and virulence gene expression of members of these communities. Dr. Cope is currently at the University of California San Francisco working with Drs. Susan Lynch, Steven Pletcher, and Andrew Goldberg where they are developing a program aimed at understanding the dynamics of the respiratory microbiome as it relates to chronic airway diseases, including chronic rhinosinusitis and cystic fibrosis.