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Emily Meredith, Ph.D.

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Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Year Arrived at BSU: 2016

Office Location: Science Building, Room 124
Office Fax: 208-426-1040
E-Mail Address:

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Molecular Biology, University of Washington, 2012
  • BA Molecular Biology, Pomona College, 2007


Dr. Meredith graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, CA with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, She received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, where she studied the role of small regulatory RNAs called microRNAs in cancer biology. Dr. Meredith then completed a Department of Defense Postdoctoral Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her research led to a greater understanding of the mechanism by which a long noncoding RNA molecule drives breast cancer metastasis.

At BSU, Dr. Meredith teaches a wide variety of undergraduate courses in molecular biology and microbiology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and cooking with her family.


PublicationsEmily Meredith outdoors

(Maiden name: Emily C Knouf):

Meredith EK*, Balas MM*, Sindy K, Haislop K, Johnson AM. An RNA matchmaker protein regulates the activity of the long noncoding RNA HOTAIR. RNA. 22(7): 995-1010 (2016).

Chevillet JR, Kang Q, Ruf IK, Briggs HA, Vojtech LN, Hughes SM, Cheng HH, Arroyo JD, Meredith EK, Gallichotte EN, Pogosova-Agadjanyan EL, Morrissey C, Stirewalt DL, Hladik F, Yu EY, Higano CS, Tewari M. Quantitative and stoichiometric analysis of the microRNA content of exosomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 111(41): 14888–14893 (2014).

Kullolli M, Knouf E, Arampatzidou M, Tewari M, Pitteri SJ. Intact MicroRNA Analysis Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 25(1), 80-87 (2014).

Knouf EC, Wyman SK, Tewari M. The Human TUT1 Nucleotidyl Transferase as a Global Regulator of microRNA Abundance. PLoS One. 8, e69630 (2013).

Knouf EC*, Garg KS*, Arroyo JD*, Correa Y, Sarkar D, Parkin RK, Wurz K, O’Briant KC, Godwin AK, Urban ND, Ruzzo WL, Gentleman R, Dresher CW, Swisher EM, Tewari M. An integrative genomic approach identifies p73 and p63 as activators of miR-200 microRNA family transcription. Nucleic Acids Research. 40, 499-510 (2012).

Wyman SK*, Knouf EC*, Parkin RK, Fritz BR, Lin DW, Dennis LM, Krouse MA, Webster PJ, Tewari M. Post-transcriptional generation of miRNA variants by multiple nucleotidyl transferases contributes to miRNA transcriptome complexity. Genome Research. 21, 1450-1461 (2011).

Simmons CS, Knouf EC, Tewari M, Lin LY. Utilization of plasmonic and photonic crystal nanostructures for enhanced micro- and nanoparticle manipulation. J Vis Exp. 55 (2011).

Wilson BK, Mentele T, Bachar S, Knouf E, Bendoraite A, Tewari M, Pun SH, Lin LY. Nanostructure-enhanced laser tweezers for efficient trapping and alignment of particles. Optics Express. 18, 16005-16013 (2010).

Knouf EC, Metzger MJ, Mitchell PS, Arroyo JD, Chevillet JR, Tewari M, Miller AD. Detection of multiple copies of the human retrovirus XMRV in 22Rv1 prostate cells. J Virol. 83, 7353-7356 (2009).

Bendoraite A, Knouf EC, Garg KS, Parkin RK, Kroh EM, O’Briant KC, Ventura AP, Godwin A, Karlan BY, Drescher CW, Urban N, Knudsen BS, and Tewari M. Regulation of miR-200 family microRNAs and ZEB transcription factors in ovarian cancer: evidence supporting a mesenchymal-to-epithelial model of carcinogenesis. Gynecol. Oncol. 116, 117-125 (2009).

*designates co-first authors