Manolis Kellis, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Science; Head, MIT Computational Biology Group; Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Manolis Kellis is a professor of computer science at MIT, a member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT, and head of the MIT Computational Biology Group ( His research spans an unusually broad spectrum of areas, including disease genetics, epigenomics, gene circuitry, noncoding ribonucleic acids (RNAs), comparative genomics and phylogenetics. He has authored more than 150 journal publications that have been cited more than 40,000 times. He has helped direct several large-scale genomics projects, including the Roadmap Epigenomics project, the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, the Genotype Tissue-Expression (GTEx) project, and comparative genomics projects in mammals, flies and yeast. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the NSF CAREER award, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Sloan Research Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review TR35 recognition, the Athens Information Technology (AIT) Niki Award, the Spira Teaching Award, and the George M. Sprowls Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in computer science at MIT.

Dr. Kellis lived in Greece and France before moving to the United States, and he studied and conducted research at MIT, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and the Cold Spring Harbor Lab. For more information, please visit

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.