Emma Sturgill

Emma Sturgill is a biomedical researcher with an entrepreneurial drive committed to harnessing the scientific method for improved medical practices and business processes. Core Competencies: Business and Entrepreneurship • Data-driven decision making • Agile project management • Lean startup methodologies || Scientific Communication • Research proposals • Scientific papers • Technical reports • Literature reviews • Seminars and posters || Cell and Molecular Biology • Cell culture • Protein expression and purification • Molecular cloning • Targeted genome editing • Genomic sequencing • Fluorescence microscopy

Journal Club – July 2019

Minus-End Growth, Reconstituted Spindle Midzones, and Contorted Microtubules Must Read Patronin-Mediated Minus End Growth Is Required For Dendritic Microtubule Polarity Feng et al. | Journal of Cell Biology Microtubule minus-ends are often stably capped in cells, yielding the spotlight to their more dynamic plus-end counterparts. However, dendritic neurons present a compelling case for significant minus-end […]

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Journal Club – June 2019

Spindle-F-Actin, Molecular Gearshifts, and Cytoplasmic Softening Must Read Spindle-F-Actin Interactions in Mitotic Spindles in an Intact Vertebrate Epithelium Kita et al. | Molecular Biology of the Cell A compelling subject for striking microscopy images, microtubules have long been considered the major mechanical component of the mitotic spindle. But a long-standing question has been whether a

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Journal Club – May 2019

Spindle Heterogeneity, Microtubule Search and Capture, and Bulk Actin Waves Must Read Mechanically Distinct Microtubule Arrays Determine the Length and Force Response of the Meiotic Spindle Takagi et al. | Developmental Cell The spindle is a remarkable macromolecular machine comprised of dynamic microtubules and associated factors. Given its critical job in driving chromosome segregation, the

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Journal Club – April 2019

Tubulin Beyond Microtubules, Inhibitable Kinesin-2, and Designer Organelles Must Reads Tubulin mRNA Stability Is Sensitive To Change In Microtubule Dynamics Caused By Multiple Physiological And Toxic Cues Gasic, Boswell, and Mitchison | PLoS Biol. As the molecular building blocks of microtubules, alpha- and beta-tubulin heterodimers are subject to cellular surveillance. Studies in the 1980s uncovered

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PurSolutions Announces Recipient of 2019 Reagent Scholarship

Ashley Arthur, a 5th year graduate student at the University of Minnesota, has been selected as the recipient of PurSolutions’ 2019 Reagent Scholarship. As a lab member in Dr. Titus’ lab, Ashley has been allowed to pursue her passion and curiosity of molecular motors and the cytoskeleton. Ashley states that Dr. Titus and the University

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Launch Tennessee awards 12 Tennessee companies with SBIR/STTR Grant Matching Funds

PurSolutions, LLC is one of the 12 recipients selected to receive LaunchTN Funding. Nashville, Tenn. –  On January 8, 2019, Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced the 12 selected recipients of the Tennessee Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Matching Fund Grant program. LaunchTN is developed and funded by the Tennessee Department of Economic

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PurSolutions co-founder Dr. Emma Sturgill represents life science startups at the Tennessee General Assembly

Emma was invited to speak on behalf of life science startups in Tennessee to the Tennessee General Assembly Business and Utilities committee. She shared our story, successes, and hurdles encountered as a small business in the life science industry.

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PurSolutions participates in Life Science Tennessee’s “Day on the Hill”

Good policy is critical to building the life science industry in Tennessee. Whether it be practical regulatory processes or access to capital, Life Science Tennessee and PurSolutions want to help shape the conversation and make our voices heard. During the annual LST “Day on the Hill” we shared our story with legislators and demonstrated how

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