Jennifer Moran is assistant director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute. She oversees the administration and operations of the Stanley Center, which aims to elucidate the genetic basis of psychiatric disease and to gain insight into new mechanisms to treat psychiatric disease.
Moran has nearly ten years of experience in the management of large-scale genetic programs. As program manager leading the genetics program at the Stanley Center, she managed the center’s extensive and growing sample collections, as well as genotyping, sequencing, and collaborations with several international consortia. She will continue to lead project management in the Stanley Center genetics group, in addition to her role as assistant director.
Before joining the Broad in 2007, Moran trained and specialized in mouse genetics, studying mouse models of human development and disease, for 15 years. From 2003-2007, she was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School managing a mouse genetic mapping service used by more than 100 laboratories worldwide. She was also a research fellow at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, and did postdoctoral training at Genetics Institute (Wyeth Pharmaceuticals).
Moran received her B.S. in molecular biology from Cedar Crest College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in molecular biology from Princeton University.