Ellen Kelly, PhD

Director, Business Development 

Ellen Kelly, PhD, is director of Business Development at Coriell. In that role, Ellen is responsible for seeking out new business opportunities, identifying strategic partnerships, maintaining relationships with current clients, and for onboarding of newly developed products and services.

Ellen is also 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, and the co-principal investigator of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research.

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.