Emily Smithers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
location: 207B - Smith Science Center
phone: (585) 594.6475
fax: (585) 594.6482
email: Smithers_Emily@roberts.edu


M.S., Ph. D. in Biological Sciences at S.U.N.Y. University at Buffalo

B.S. in Biology, Minors in Chemistry and Theology at Houghton College 


Personal and Professional Interests

I grew up in the small town of Gouverneur, located Northern New York. After graduating from Houghton College in 2004, I earned a M.S. and Ph. D. from the University at Buffalo in Biological Sciences. Outside of science, I enjoy playing sports and board games. I also love reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, with some of my favorite authors being Dallas Willard, Philip Yancey, and Michael Crichton. However, most of my free time is spent volunteering for the American Baptist Churches of New York State Outdoor and Youth Ministries. I'm an advisor for the annual youth convention and also spend a lot of time working and volunteering at Camp Vick in Sandusky NY.


Smithers, E., Baecker, J., Sneddon, J. Hollingsworth, M., 'Putative ribosome binding site and conserved regions in the atpI 5' untranslated region effect translation efficiency in vivo.' Planned submission 2011

Smithers, E., Hollingsworth, M. "Chloroplast ribonucleoproteins are present in the atpI 5'UTR complex." Poster presentation at Chemical Biology in the 21st Century Hauptman-Woodward Institute Minisymposium. (2009)

Smithers, E., Hollingsworth, M. "Trans-acting elements in post-transcriptional control of chloroplast gene expression." Oral presentation at UB Biological Sciences Student Symposium. (2008, 2010)

Smithers, E., Hollingsworth, M. "Role of Chloroplast Ribonucleoproteins in atpI 5'UTR Binding Complex." Poster presentation at UB Biological Sciences Student Symposium. (2009)

Smithers, E., Baecker, J., Hollingsworth, M. "Post-transcriptional control of chloroplast gene expression: 5' untranslated region cis and trans-acting elements." Poster presentation at NEASPB Annual Meeting and UB Biological Sciences Student Symposium. (2007)