MSTP students in the Sahoo lab
Medical Scientist Training Program
Emma Tillison

Emma Tillison

G2 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Daisy Sahoo, PhD, Biochemistry


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


BS, Biomedical Science, Marquette University, 2020

Research Interests

Biochemistry, cardiovascular disease, and structural biology

Research Experience

Medical College of Wisconsin, 2022-present
Advisor: Daisy Sahoo, PhD
Project: Structural and Functional Analysis of Human CD36

Marquette University, 2019 - 2020
Advisor: Rosemary Stuart, PhD
Project: Expression and purification of mitochondrial ribosomal proteins

Marquette University, 2017- 2019
Advisor: Edwin Antony, PhD
Project: Characterizing Rad52 dynamics and assembly in Homologous Recombination


Hammonds EF, Harwig MC, Paintsil EA, Tillison EA, Hill RB, Morrison EA. Histone H3 and H4 tails play an important role in nucleosome phase separation. Biophysical Chemistry. 2022;283:106767. DOI:10.1016/j.bpc.2022.106767

Pokhrel N, Caldwell CC, Corless EI, Tillison EA, Tibbs J, Jocic N, Tabei SMA, Wold MS, Spies M, Antony E. Dynamics and selective remodeling of the DNA-binding domains of RPA. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2019 Feb;26(2):129-136. doi: 10.1038/s41594-018-0181-y. Epub 2019 Feb 4. PMID: 30723327; PMCID: PMC6368398. 

General Interests

Playing video games, biking and sewing/crafting