Ellen graduated with a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University in 2017. As an undergraduate, she studied the RAD9-RAD1-HUS1 (9-1-1) DNA checkpoint clamp in Dr. Robert Weiss’s laboratory at Cornell. She also investigated the molecular mechanisms leading to pulmonary metastasis in osteosarcoma in Dr. Chand Khanna’s laboratory at the NIH. After graduation, Ellen entered the CWRU MSTP in 2017, and she is excited to finish her preclinical years and begin working full-time in the Scacheri laboratory in the spring of 2019. Ellen is interested in the intersection of metabolism and epigenetics. Outside of lab, she enjoys watching TV, listening to Korean pop music, and running.