Dr. Anne K. Ellis is a Professor in the Department of Medicine with a cross-appointment to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University, having joined the Faculty in August 2008. Her position is one of a Clinician Scientist with 70% protected time for research.
She has served as the Chair of the Division of Allergy & Immunology since May 2010, and is the Director of the Allergy Research Unit at the Kingston Health and Science Center - Kingston General Hospital site. The flagship of this research program being the Environmental Exposure Unit (EEU), an internationally recognized and validated controlled allergen challenge model of allergic rhinitis. She also has gained considerable expertise in direct nasal allergen challenge and is a Principal Investigator within AllerGen NCE.
She additionally runs a basic science research program centered on the Kingston Allergy Birth Cohort study, a prospective birth cohort that has enrolled over 600 mother-child pairs to date, in order to study umbilical cord blood biomarkers that could be predictive of future atopic disease in childhood. Her interests and particular expertise lie in the evaluation of epigenetic modifications as they relate to atopic risk and also epigenetic changes that occur as a result of allergic inflammation.