Ellen Conner, PhD
PhD Cellular and Molecular Biology
NEU Research Coordinator
NEU Faculty, School of Science Innovation and Design
Prior to consulting in the legal/regulatory realm Dr. Ellen Conner taught for 6 years at the undergraduate level, science labs/lectures, while pursuing her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at UT (Austin,TX) as well as 4 years experience teaching upper divisional high school science courses (Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Microbiology).
Her doctoral work was conducted in a Pharmacology/Toxicology lab where she studied the potential impact of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on a family of metabolic regulating transcription factors as well as Uncoupling protein-mediated thermogenesis.
After spending 3 years working for Mueller Law Office (Austin, TX), heavily involved in researching the science surrounding various mass tort litigations, Ellen and her husband started their own Litigation Support Firm, Reason and Results Consulting, where she continues researching and consulting for law firms involved in class action/mass tort litigation nationwide (USA).
The application of this combined academic knowledge and teaching skills to the legal and regulatory realms over the last few years has revealed unsettling gaps in the general public’s understanding of science critical to their personal health and well-being.
Without the proper practices, asking questions/finding answers, as well as engaging educational discussions on foundational science concepts impacting the world around them, many citizens find themselves ill-equipped to navigate the current healthcare systems and rapidly evolving experimental science landscapes.
Often overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting information now available online, citizens will inevitably shutdown or succumb to the loudest misconceptions.
The ability to analyze data/information, synthesize ideas/patterns, and design engaging products capable of effectively communicating complex concepts to audiences of all ages and backgrounds is important regardless of what industry someone ends up in.
As NewEarth University Research Coordinator and faculty in the School of Science Innovation and Design, Dr. Conner hopes to utilize and share the experiential learning and skills gained as a researcher/educator/analyst/mother/wife/sibling/child/friend/human to mitigate misconceptions and further bridge the gaps in our collective understanding.