Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bates College in Lewiston, ME in 1993. She worked for Immulogic Pharmaceutical Corporation in Waltham, MA before receiving her Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA in 2002. She was a post-doctoral fellow and then Instructor in the Division of Rheumatology with Michael Brenner, MD at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA until 2009.
Elizabeth joined the Trudeau Institute in 2009 as an Assistant Member. Her laboratory studies cooperation between lipid-reactive NKT cells and B cells, and is also developing a universal lipid-based vaccine approach.