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Niall Lennon

Niall Lennon, Ph.D.

Niall Lennon is the senior director of translational genomics and product development at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he is also an institute scientist. He oversees the evaluation of potentially disruptive genomic technologies and their application to basic research, clinical research, and clinical diagnostics.

Lennon has been with the Broad since 2006, and has contributed to the development of applications for every major massively parallel sequencing platform across a range of fields. Lennon also built a CLIA/CAP licensed clinical laboratory at the Broad to facilitate return of results to patients and to support clinical trials.

He received a Ph.D. in pharmacology at University College Dublin and completed his postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He holds an executive certificate in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Lennon is also an adjunct assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts University.

June 2017