Eimear Kenny

Eimear Kenny, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Genetics, Genomics

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Dr. Eimear Kenny is Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Science, and is a member of the Charles Bronfman Institute of 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 overall goal of Dr. Kennys lab is to realize the full potential of genomics to infer human history and evolution and to inform better models for clinical medicine. (published in leading research journals including Nature,ScienceCellNature GeneticsPNAS and PLoS Genetics). Her current focus is in developing statistical and genomic resources to enable functional genetic variant discovery in global populations. Dr. Kenny's 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. She completed a B.Sc.in Biochemistry in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, a M.Sc. in Bioinformatics at the University of Leeds, England, and a Ph.D. in Statistical Genetics at Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Kenny joined the faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in November, 2012.  

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Genetics and Genomic Sciences [GGS]


BSc, Trinity College Dublin

MSc, University of Leeds

PhD, Rockefeller University

Post-doc, Stanford University