Emily Durham Ph. D.

Emily Durham, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Scholar

319 Carpenter Building
Department of Anthropology
Pennsylvania State University

University Park , PA 16802


Dr. Durham is a postdoctoral scholar in the Richtsmeier Lab who recently received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina, where her research focused on the impact of pharmacological teratogens on stem cells resident to the craniofacial skeleton. Prior to receiving her PhD, Dr. Durham received a BA in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College and a MA in Healthcare Ethics from Duquesne University where she concentrated on ethics in biomedical research. Much of her work in the field of craniofacial biology has focused on histological identification of cell processes and cell types within the skull. She will be using these skills to better understand the chondrocranium as it develops in embryonic mice and how it relates to bone development in the skull.