Researcher | Research Background
Kellie received her B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Delaware. She then obtained her Ph.D. in Pathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the mentorship of Alisa Wolberg, studying the association between hypercoagulability and thrombosis. Dr. Machlus then completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School with Joseph Italiano, where she examined mechanisms that modulate and trigger proplatelet formation from megakaryocytes. She now runs an independent lab at Harvard Medical School where she focuses on mediators of megakaryocyte differentiation, maturation, and platelet production, with a strong focus on how these things are modulated during inflammation.