Emma Carlson

University of Sheffield Postgraduate Award, University of Sheffield - Medical Sciences

Microbiology, especially the subfield of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), has been at the forefront of Emma’s academic interests. At thirteen she was introduced to AMR while attending an NIH program at Montana State University. AMR has become an alarming problem as bacteria are evolving faster than medicine has adapted. To become a part of the solution, Emma obtained a B.A. in Molecular Biology from Colorado College while performing advanced research throughout the academic year and summer breaks. She also graduated with a B.A. in Classics , realising historic and modern cultures, as well as her current cultural community, are just as important to her as scientific pursuits. Emma has learned, during her time in college, that her passion is more than about “saving the world” through science. For her, interactions between people through medicine, service, or music are the building blocks for change. Through her exchanges in the MSc in AMR program at the University of Sheffield, she hopes to continue building these types of relationships while working toward her goal to contribute to the global scientific community.