Dr. E’Lissa Flores is an associate on the Center for Strategic Philanthropy’s biomedical team where she leads several neurology related disease projects and supports management of rare disease work in Neurofibromatosis. Prior to joining the Milken Institute, she was at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she was a National Science Foundation Science Outreach Coordinator and served on the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Flores received her Bachelors of Science in biology from Stony Brook University and her doctoral degree in Translational Biomedical Science from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her thesis work focused on immunotoxicology, investigating how environmental chemicals alter the human immune system and how they contribute to the obesity epidemic. She is based at the Institute’s Washington, D.C. office.