Name:  Emma Luke

Hometown:  Berkley, MA

Previous Degrees, Institutions: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester

Research Interests/Project: Collagen hybridizing peptide: diagnostic and drug delivery potential in traumatic brain injury


  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2020-2023)
  • Ernst R. & Marianne M. Friedrich Fellowship (University of Utah College of Engineering, 2019-2020)
  • Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award (University of Rochester, 2015-2019)

Interests outside of Research: Hiking, reading, bird watching, sewing, bouldering

Tell us something about yourself that otherwise we wouldn’t know or guess: I enjoy fostering dogs in my free time, usually short-term over the weekend

What can’t you live without:  My family

Favorite place to eat in SLC or surrounding area: Mumbai House

Favorite activity in SLC or surrounding area: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Hiking, Hogle Zoo

I’ve always wanted to: Travel to South America (specifically Patagonia and the Galapagos)