Kelsey Ellis

Kelsey Ellis

Graduate Student, Marine Science, UNC Chapel Hill
Kelsey  Ellis

Kelsey is a marine science graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying the genetic basis for how marine diatoms react to vitamin B12 limitation. She pairs lab-based culturing with gene expression analysis to see what her diatoms are doing when they manage to thrive without this essential vitamin. When she's not playing god with her phytoplankton, Kelsey enjoys writing for the UNdertheC graduate student blog and interning at a nature education center.

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