Ellen is a predoctoral fellow at Rutgers NJMS. After graduating with her bachelors in Cellular & Molecular Biology from Barnard College, Ellen went on to become a research technician at Albert Einstein College of Medicine studying the role of PI3 kinase isoforms in acute myeloid leukemia. She then joined the Sproul Lab at Columbia University Medical Center as a Research Assistant where she focused on modeling Alzheimer's disease with induced pluripotent stem cells. Currently, in the lab of Dr. Miriam Bocarsly, she is continuing with her growing interest in neurodegenerative diseases and studying the effect of ApoE4, a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, on insulin signaling. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys hiking, playing board games, and teaching in her community.