Eimear Kenny

Eimear Kenny, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Institute of Personalized Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a statistical and population geneticist. She leads a multi-disciplinary team focused on solving problems at the interface of computational and biological sciences. Her research is focused on developing genomic technologies and machine learning methods to explore the link between genetics, ancestry and disease. She is Principal Investigator in multiple NIH-funded consortia focused on genomic medicine and health. 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. She has a BA in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin, a PhD in computational genomics from Rockefeller University, and did her postdoctoral training in population genomics at Stanford University.