Research Associate II
Kelli graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor of Biochemistry. After graduating, Kelli joined Julie McElrath’s lab at Fred Hutch in the HIV Vaccine Trials group, processing clinical samples from HIV, Ebola, and Malaria vaccine trials. While there, she learned high throughput intracellular flow cytometry, ELISpot and GCLP standards. Kelli then joined Alpine Immune Sciences, a startup, focusing on creating protein-based immunotherapies targeting the immune synapse to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. At Alpine, Kelli grew her skills in immunology, running assays such as ELISAs, Magpix, and protein binding. She also maintained cell cultures and processed tumors.
At the Allen Institute for Immunology, Kelli is initially focused on bringing her previous experience in intracellular staining to help develop an IC panel for pipeline work and maintain one of the flow cytometers. After IC panel development, Kelli will bring her functional assay experience to whatever exciting new leads arise from the pipeline processing.