Emily Weikum graduated as a Kennesaw State University (KSU) Honors Scholar in 2012.
During her time at KSU, she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Carol Chrestensen, her Honors mentor. Through this work, she learned about the operation of a research lab, presented her data at a national meeting, and developed her own research project, which eventually became her Honors thesis.
From 2012-2016, Emily completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Emory University. While pursuing her doctoral degree, she published four research articles as first author, received a NIH grant, and gave award-winning lectures.
Through her experience in laboratory settings, Emily discovered that she most enjoyed
writing manuscripts, crafting professional presentations, and creating figure illustrations for papers. She recently found a position as a Medical Writer with SciMentum that allows her to pursue her passion by developing communications from manuscripts, posters, videos, and presentations.