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College of Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth H. Kellogg

Assistant Professor

Department and Program Affiliations:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Academic focus:

I use Cryo-EM to study the structure of macromolecular complexes that reorganize DNA within the genome, as well as how crucial cellular factors protect genome integrity through the formation of higher-order chromatin structure.

Current research project: 

I am working to determine the atomic structure of unique transposases in order to learn more about mechanisms of transposition, an important process by which genome sequences are re-arranged and organisms evolve. 

Previous positions: 

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, QB3 Institute, University of California, Berkeley, 2013-2018

Academic background: 

  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Washington, 2012
  • B.S., Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2006

Last book read:

“At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory” by Kathy Barker

In your own time/when not working:

I enjoy going to ballet class

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Protein Structure

What most excites you about Cornell:

The close-knit culture and the cross-disciplinary research environment

Twitter handle/blog url:

@kellogg_liz and