Emily R. Larson

Emily R. Larson

Science Editor, Handling Post-Acceptance Papers Only


Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biomedical Sciences, 2013. University of Vermont.
B.A. in Cell Biology, 2003. Bennington College, Bennington VT.


Postdoctoal Research Associate, 2013–present. Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow.
Research Scientist II, 2005–2007. Tumor Vaccine Group, Center for Translational Medicine in Women’s Health, University of Washington, Seattle WA.
Research Assistant/Laboratory Manager, 2003–2005. Biotechnology Process Engineering Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Awards and Fellowships

2016: –Lister-Bellahouston Travel Fellowship, University of Glasgow, UK 2013 Graduate Student Enhancement Fund Travel Award, University of Vermont College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
2012–2013: Louise Raynor Fellow, University of Vermont, Plant Biology Dept.
2012: Mini-Travel Grant, University of Vermont Graduate College
2012: Travel Grant Award, National Science Foundation
2010: Mini-Travel Grant, University of Vermont Graduate College
2010: Best Scientific Poster, CMB Retreat, University of Vermont
2007–2012: Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Vermont

Selected Publications

Larson, E.R., 2016. Plant Protein Secretion: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology. Springer Science + Business News Media, New York, NY USA. (in press)
Larson E.R., 2016. A fresh look at the role of auxin in PIN trafficking. Plant Physiology 172:1–2.
Karnik, R., Waghmare, S., Zhang, B., Larson, E., Lefoulon, C., Gonzalez, W., and Blatt, M.R., 2016. Comandeering channel voltage sensors for secretion, cell turgor, and volume control. Trends Plant Science. (16)30165-0.
Grefen, C., Karnik, R., Larson, E., Lefoulon, C., Wang, Y., Waghmare, S., Zhang, B., Hills, A., and Blatt, M., 2015. A vesicle-trafficking protein commandeers Kv channel voltage sensors for voltage-dependent secretion. Nature Plants, 1(15108). (Co-first author).
Larson, E.R., Domozych, D., and Tierney, M.L., 2014. SNARE VTI13 plays a unique role in endosomal trafficking pathways associated with the vacuole and is essential for cell wall organization and root hair growth in Arabidopsis. Annals of Botany, 114(6):1147–1159.
Larson, E.R., Tierney, M.L., Tinaz, B., Domozych, D.S., 2014. Using monoclonal antibodies to label living root hairs: a novel tool for studying cell wall microarchitecture and dynamics in Arabidopsis. Plant Methods, 10(1):30.
Lu, H., Yang, Y., Gad, E., Wenner, C.A., Chang, A., Larson, E.R., Dang, Y., Martzen, M., Standish, L.J., Disis, M.L., 2011. Polysaccharide krestin is a novel TLR2 agonist that mediates inhibition of tumor growth via stimulation of CD8 T cells and NK cells. Clinical Cancer Research, 17(1): 67–76.
Lu, H., Wagner, W.M., Gad, E., Yang, Y., Duan, H., Amon, L.M., Van Denend, N., Larson, E.R., Chang, A., Tufvesson, H., and Disis, M.L., 2010. Treatment failure of a TLR-7 agonist occurs due to self-regulation of acute inflammation and can be overcome by IL-10 blockage. Journal of Immunology, 184(9): 5360–5367.

Academic & Community Service

2017. Co-organizer of the University of Glasgow Plant Science Group’s participation in the Glasgow Botanics Bicentennial Celebration: activity development, public outreach, science education.
2016–present. Contributor to the IMCSB media outreach team; podcasting/interviewing guest speakers; organizing social media and public events to promote the Institute, University of Glasgow.
2016–present. Mentor in the SciStuPartner Project organized with Patrick Goff of the Kentucky Science Teachers Association – partnering with 8th grade students to help with their science projects.
2015–2016. Co-organizer for the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology Seminar Series, University of Glasgow.
2014. Meet the Expert Program, Biology Week 2015, Glasgow Science Centre.
2013. Textbook review and curricula design for BCOR101 (Intro to Genetics, UVM).
2013. Lab coordinator for PBIO187 summer session (Biochemistry lab), UVM.
2012–2013. King Street Youth Center Volunteer – High school Math/Science tutor, Burlington, VT.
2010. CMB Retreat Planning Committee, UVM.
2008–2011. Student Representative for the CMB Education Committee, UVM.