Department of Infectious Diseases, Norris Lab
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Emily Rayens graduated from Wittenberg University in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Music Performance. During the course of her undergraduate career, she worked in three Drosophila laboratories, most recently in the lab of Dr. Stephanie Rollmann at the University of Cincinnati where she studied the genetic basis of olfactory behavior of Drosophila. In 2016, Ms. Rayens was accepted into the doctoral program in the Department of Infectious Diseases and joined the laboratory of Dr. Karen Norris.

Research Interests

  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); Immune-mediated mechanisms of pathogenesis

Educational Background

  • BS (2016) – Pre-Health Biological Science, Wittenberg University
  • BA (2016) – Music Performance, Wittenberg University

Selected Publications

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  • Ashford K, Rayens E, Wiggins AT, Rayens MK, Fallin A, Sayre MM. Advertising exposure and use of e-cigarettes among female current and former tobacco users of childbearing age. Public Health Nursing. 2017 May 7.
  • Ashford K, Wiggins A, Rayens E, Assef S, Fallin A, Rayens MK. Perinatal biochemical confirmation of smoking status by trimester. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2017 19(5):631-635.
  • Noland M, Rayens MK, Wiggins A, Huntington-Moskos L, Rayens E, Howard T, Hahn E. Current use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes among U.S. high school students in urban and rural locations: 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey. 2017 June 12.

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