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Joshua Emrick, DDS

Joshua Emrick, DDS
DDS/PhD
Entered Program: 2009
Thesis Advisor: David Julius, PhD
Student Bio: 
Josh was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience with Honors and Highest Distinction in 2009. Immediately thereafter he moved to San Francisco to enroll in the Dentist Scientist Training Program at UCSF School of Dentistry. He completed his dental training, obtaining a D.D.S. in 2013. Josh is currently conducting his dissertation work in the laboratory of David Julius: he has been working to elucidate the contribution of a novel membrane protein to pain and itch sensation through the support of a Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral NRSA Fellowship (F30). He is a UC Regents Scholar (2009), a past recipient of the Robert W. Rule Award (2013) and Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Award (2013), and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Josh’s hobbies – in no particular order – include playing squash, cooking, brewing beer, painting, moviegoing, spending time outdoors, and practicing dentistry.