Dr. Kelly Crotty works in the Office of the Director within the Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a NCI Communications Fellow (NCF). In her role, she supports the goals of the CSSI to identify hurdles in cancer research and promote novel solutions by communicating opportunities and tools with the research community and sharing scientific outcomes.
Prior to joining CSSI, Kelly was a graduate student at the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) in Dr. Peter Walter’s lab where she investigated the Unfolded Protein Response across yeast species. In addition to her dissertation work, she organized an intramural seminar series at UCSF and volunteered with organizations supporting women and minorities in science. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry & Biophysics from Oregon State University where she performed diverse research from the oxidative stress response to honey bee Colony Collapse Disorder.