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Emma K. Farrell, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist |McCrone Associates

Emma is a senior research scientist at McCrone Associates, and has more than 12 years of experience in analytical chemistry developing and assessing sample analysis techniques. Emma has a diverse biochemistry and pharmacological background with focus on chromatographic analysis and development of separation techniques. Prior to joining McCrone, Emma managed postdoctoral research projects and taught chemistry and biochemistry at several universities.

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of South Florida, 2010
B.A., Biology, Chemistry minor, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 2004


Polarized Light Microscopy, Hooke College of Applied Sciences, June 2017

Jeffries, K.A., Dempsey, D.R., Farrell, E.K ., Anderson, R.L., Garbade, G.J., Gurina, T.S., Gruhonjie, I., Gunderson, C.A. and Merkler, D.J.; Glycine N-Acyltransferase like 3 is Responsible for Long-chain N-Acylglycine Formation in N18TG2 Cells. The Journal of Lipid Research, 2015 57(5), 781-90.

Waluk, D. P.; Battistini, M. R.; Dempsey, D. R., Farrell, E.K. ; Jeffries, K.A.; Mitchell, P.; Hernandez, L. W.; McBride, J.C., Merkler, D.J., Hunt, M.C., Mammalian fatty acid amides of the brain and CNS,. Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurologic Health; 1st Ed. Watson, R. R. and De Meester, F., Eds. San Francisco, CA, June 20, 2014.

Farrell, E.K . and Tipton, P.A., Functional characterization of AlgL, an Alginate Lyase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biochemistry 2012, 51 (51), 10259-66.

Farrell, E. K .; Chen, Y.; Barazanji, M.; Jeffries, K.A., Cameroamortegui, F.; Merkler, D.J.; Primary fatty acid amide metabolism: conversion of fatty acids and an Ethanolamine in N18TG2 and SCP cells. The Journal of Lipid Research 2011, 53, 1-10.

Farrell, E. K. and Merkler, D. J.; Biosynthesis, degradation and pharmacological importance of the fatty acid amides. Drug Discovery Today2008, 13, (13-14), 558-68.