Joseph C Ellis

Sr. Staff Scientist

Chris Ellis is a senior staff scientist Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Chris has pioneered a number of new methodologies in microbiome research including developing the first tools to explore the eukariome with next generation sequencing. As a computational microbiologist he is focused on devolving computational tools coupled with new wet lab methodologies to explore the functional role of the microbiome in health and disease states. Before joining ORNL Chris worked for Eli Lilly where he led the microbiology group supporting Eli Lilly's global clinical trial portfolio. Currently, his lab is focused applying machine learning and explainable AI coupled with the development of novel computational tools to better understand the functional role of the microbiome in diverse environments.