Eimear KENNY
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Eimear Kenny has a PhD in computational genomics from Rockefeller University, and postdoctoral training in population genomics at Stanford University. She is a statistical and population geneticist. Her research focus is on the link between genetics, ancestry and disease to address fundamental questions in biology and medicine. Her group develops statistical methodology using evolutionary genomics theory in large, human genomics data sets and health systems. She is Principal Investigator in multiple NIH-funded consortia including NHGRI/Genome Sequencing Program, NHGRI/Clinical Sequencing Evidence-based Research, and NHLBI/Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine. She recently led the design of the Illumina range of Multi-Ethnic Genotype arrays designed to bridge research, industry and healthcare settings. She is a scientific advisor to many genomic medicine initiatives in non-profit and industry arenas. She has published over 60 papers in leading journals like Science, Nature, Nature Genetics, and her work has been featured by the New York Times, Australian Broadcasting Company and at the Smithsonian Human Genome Exhibit in Washington DC.