Eimear Kenny

Eimer Kenny, PhD is currently Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Science, and a member of the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, the Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology and the Center for Statistical Genetics, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The goal of her research is to realize the full potential of genomics to infer human history and evolution and to inform better models for clinical medicine. Her recent work (with co-authors) describing a novel variant that causes blond hair in the Solomon Islands, Melanesia, (and published in Science journal) was featured in the New York Times and the Smithsonian NHGRI Human Genome exhibit.