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Erin Langdon Straub, PhD

Alliance Manager

Erin joined the Harvard OTD team in 2018. Prior to joining, she was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where her doctorate focused on how RNA-protein complexes help to organize the cytosol of syncytial cells in time and space as well as how these complexes contribute to the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. She was also a member of the HHMI Summer Institute at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, where she collaborated with scientists across the globe to study how proteins and RNA modulate cellular phase transitions. Previously, Erin was a research associate at Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, studying the molecular mechanism and genomic evolution in the progression of metastatic melanoma, as well as at Children’s Hospital, where she researched stem cell differentiation and cancer development in a zebrafish model. She received her B.S. in Biology from Georgetown College and her Ph.D. in Biology from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.