Ellen is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry department. Her research focuses on understanding how biochemical mechanisms are disrupted in neurodevelopmental disorders. Before matriculating at Yale, she received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Kenyon College in Ohio. She is the recipient of an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein F31 pre-doctoral fellowship, and enjoys working with students on all types of scientific writing.