Ellen Kelly, PhD

Program Director

Ellen Kelly, PhD, is the principal investigator of the National Institute of Aging (NIA) Aging Cell Repository, a resource facilitating cellular and molecular research studies on the mechanisms of aging and the degenerative processes associated with it. 

Ellen also serves as the program manager for new projects at Coriell. In this role, Dr. Kelly leverages her scientific background and resource management capabilities to guide earned business opportunities into the Institute's pipeline of genetic and biomarker services, while also supporting both organizational and external stakeholders.

Prior to joining Coriell, Ellen was a senior research associate in the Integrative Muscle Physiology Laboratory (Department of Kinesiology) at the College of Public Health at Temple University, where her work focused on identifying non-invasive biomarkers for muscle disease and traumatic brain injury. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), examining neuronal migration during embryonic development.

Ellen received her undergraduate degree in biology from Central Michigan University and earned her doctorate in biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame.