Emily Theisen

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Emily Theisen

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics


(614) 355-2995

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cancer Biology
  • Gene Expression
  • Molecular Medicine


  • PhD: University of Utah

Dr. Theisen has spent her career studying pharmacological modulation of chromatin regulators in pediatric cancer, with a specific focus on Ewing sarcoma. Her laboratory focuses on how context defines different roles for chromatin complexes, with an emphasis on LSD1-containing complexes. The laboratory aims to understand how specific functions of chromatin complexes interact with unique mechanisms driving pediatric cancers with the long-term goal of building a strong preclinical rationale for novel therapeutic regimens with epigenetic targeted agents. The Theisen lab uses a suite of techniques including molecular biology, biochemical, structural, genomic, proteomic, and translational approaches, exposing students to interdisciplinary problem solving.

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