Emily Casanova, PhD

Emily Casanova, PhD

Developmental and Molecular Biologist (USA)

Dr. Casanova earned her doctorate in Anatomy Science & Neurobiology from the University of Louisville’s Medical School. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of South Carolina Medical School at Greenville, working in close conjunction with the Greenville Health System’s (GHS) Departments of Psychology and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics. She has research background in embryology, genetics, and some neuropathology, with particular focus on neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and connective tissue disorders like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Her current research foci/topics of interest include: 1) etiological overlap between autism and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome/Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders; 2) functional classification of high-risk autism genes; and 3) the characterization of genomic features common to autism risk genes and those genes’ roles in vertebrate evolution. She blogs at ‘Science Over a Cuppa.’