Kristin Ellis


Kristin Ellis leads scientific operations at Opentrons, a start-up making robots for biologists. She previously worked in scientific development and clinical trials for MD Anderson Cancer Center. Now her work is focused on making research more collaborative, reproducible, and accessible with open source lab robotics.
Aside from her work at Opentrons, Kristin is a member of the biohackerspace Genspace and an avid runner and reader. Her passions for open science, community projects, and creating opportunities for women in STEM have also motivated her to organize science hackathons in NYC and beyond.