Elizabeth Kellogg did her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and received a PhD from the University of Washington, where she worked on computational biology with David Baker, PhD. She returned to UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Eva Nogales, PhD, focusing on cryo-electron microscopy. Her scientific background results in a scientific approach that seeks to understand biology from a quantitative perspective, relying on biological structure determination and design.
Since starting her own group at Cornell University in 2019, Dr. Kellogg has sought to understand how transposons reshape genomes and how they can be repurposed as genome-editing tools. Her group has investigated the behavior and molecular mechanisms of programmable, CRISPR-associated transposons (CASTs) to determine how DNA integration is regulated spatially and temporally in a genomic context, using a combination of biochemical, structural, single-molecule and genetic approaches. Among other honors, Dr. Kellogg was selected as a Pew Biomedical Scholar in 2021 and received the 2023 Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award from the Biophysical Society. She joined St. Jude as an Associate Member in 2023 where she pursues research questions related to genome engineering, organization and architecture.