Erin joined the Clinic for Special Children in 2023 as a Research Associate. As the Research Associate, Erin will be supporting a number of CSC’s research endeavors. These projects will provide insights into rare genetic conditions and she will be involved with prospective natural history studies, clinical trials of gene replacement therapies, and the analysis of vital data.
Erin is originally from Lancaster County and attended Lancaster Catholic High School. In 2020, she was exposed to the field of research and began to love the field. Her first research project was analyzing the genome of a Mycobacterium phage by the name of Agape74. This research was published in the National Library of Medicine. While she enjoys research, she is also drawn to patient care. When she found the Clinic for Special Children, she liked the balance of research and patient interaction and knew it would be the perfect fit for her.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys spending time outside, going to the beach, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys looking at art and visiting art museums.
Why are you passionate about the Clinic?
I am passionate about the clinic because when searching for a job I came across the Clinic and its mission to serve the Plain Community. I grew up in Lancaster so I have always been surrounded by the Plain Community. This job stood out to me and drew me in because I knew that my work would be helping the Plain community and I could directly see the impact it had. When I graduated college, I was unsure of what I wanted to do specifically with my degree. However, I was sure that I wanted to work in the research field and help individuals as much as I could. After meeting the staff at the Clinic for Special Children I determined that this would be the perfect fit for me!
- 2023 La Salle University, Bachelor of Science in Biology
To view Erin’s peer-reviewed published papers, please visit our Published Papers page HERE.