Emily La Pilla, MFS

Research Technician
Office Phone:
212-639-8947
Education:
George Washington University

Emily received a BS in Biology from the University of Maryland-College Park in 2005 and MFS (Master’s of Forensic Science) from George Washington University in 2008. Before coming to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she worked in a Structural Biology Laboratory for the Research Foundation of New York at City College. Prior to relocating to New York, Emily worked at several government laboratories including the FBI laboratory located in Quantico, Virginia where she conducted nuclear DNA analysis.  Emily joined the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory in May 2013 as a Research Technician. 

She is involved primarily in melanoma studies, including Genes, Environment and Melanoma Study (GEM) which aims to unveil host genetic characteristics that predispose subjects to the development or progression of melanoma.

Emily is excited to join the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory and looks forward to a new career in cancer research.