Brandon Ely

Brandon Ely
Teaching & Learning Fellow at the TLC

Macaulay Honors College
Campuses: Baruch, CCNY, & Lehman

Brandon is a PhD candidate in molecular biology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He conducts his research at Brooklyn College, studying stress response following whole genome duplications, the adaptive value of polyploidization, and genomic instability. Ultimately, the goal for his research is to elucidate the implications of these phenomena on health, disease, and evolution. Brandon is passionate about science education and began his career in education as a science teacher in NYC public schools. Prior to becoming a TLC, Brandon taught biology classes at Bronx Community College and Brooklyn College.

Before starting his PhD and becoming a father to twins in the same year, Brandon used to enjoy an active lifestyle as a triathlete and an avid skier. He hopes to find time for those things again someday, but is enjoying being a dad and dedicating time to his kids.