Emily Clarke, MS3
Dell Medical School, University of Texas
Meet Emily Clarke MS3, whose research with Dr. Ammar Ahmed focuses on an NCES grafting protocol that outsources the time- and resource-intensive parts of the traditional protocol to local biotech companies to reduce barriers to performing this procedure in more derm clinics.
Take a look at her poster:
Emily Clarke, BSA, Ammar M. Ahmed, MD, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Division of Dermatology
Primarily focuses on health disparities and expanding access to care. She became involved in vitiligo research regarding the novel NCES grafting protocol because “it has the potential to increase access to this surgical treatment for more vitiligo patients.”
“My research with Dr. Ammar M. Ahmed at Dell Medical School focuses on a novel non-cultured epidermal cell suspension (NCES) grafting protocol which “outsources” the time- and resource-intensive parts of the traditional protocol to a local biotechnology company in order to reduce barriers to performing this procedure in more dermatology clinics. My role in the project includes data gathering, information consolidation, and dissemination of results.”
Fun, interesting fact:
Emily participates in competitive ballroom and country partner dancing and has won five world championship titles in the UCWDC circuit!