Emily R Theisen, PhD

Emily Theisen

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Biography

Emily Theisen, PhD, is a principal investigator in the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Theisen earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and her PhD in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. There she studied in the Center for Investigational Therapeutics at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, focusing on novel epigenetic targeted agents. She then trained with Dr. Stephen Lessnick in the Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Diseases at Nationwide Children’s as a postdoctoral fellow before joining the faculty. Dr. Theisen has spent her career studying pharmacological modulation of chromatin regulators cancer, with a specific focus in pediatric malignancies.

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Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pelotonia, 2016
  • Women in Cancer Research Scholar in Training, American Association for Cancer Research, 2014
  • Wolf Prize for Teaching and Service, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, 2014
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education, 2013
  • Jeffrey L. Fox Award, University of Utah Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2010
  • Eccles Foundation Fellowship, University of Utah Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2009
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2020 - Present
  • Member, American Association for Cancer Research, 2012 - Present
  • Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2010 - Present
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 01/01/2020

Postdoctoral Training Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 12/31/2019
Graduate School UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Date Completed: 05/15/2015
Undergraduate School University of Wisconsin-Madison Date Completed: 05/15/2009
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Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases