Emma Rawlins during the 2017 Cq;bridge Science Festival

Double honours for Emma Rawlins: EMBO Member and Professor of Developmental Physiology

09.07. 24 We are thrilled to announce that Emma Rawlins has been elected an EMBO Member. In June, Emma was also promoted to Professor of Developmental Physiology in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.

These recognitions are a testament to Emma’s outstanding contributions and achievements in both teaching and research.

Emma Rawlins obtained her PhD in developmental biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2002. She performed postdoctoral work with Prof Brigid Hogan at Duke University in 2004–2009 where she identified stem cell populations in the developing, homeostatic and repairing mouse lungs.

In 2009 she started her lab at the Gurdon Institute and in 2020 was promoted to senior Group Leader. Emma’s lab works on lung stem and progenitor cell biology, combining innovative human organoid models with mouse genetics.

Emma Rawlins - Portrait

I’m delighted to have been recognised by EMBO and by the University’s academic promotion scheme. I’m really grateful to all my lab members, and many academic and teaching mentors who have helped me along the way. I am still somewhat stunned that a girl from South Yorkshire can get this far.

Emma Rawlins