Dr. Neil McKenna
Neil McKenna, Ph.D. received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Queen's University Belfast. Dr. McKenna gained extensive experience in molecular and cell biology techniques during his PhD thesis work in the National University of Ireland at Galway, and a subsequent postdoctoral fellowship on steroid hormone action at Baylor College of Medicine under Dr Bert O'Malley. He oversaw the development of the Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA) website, a popular online research and educational resource for the nuclear receptor research field. Dr McKenna is an author on nearly 40 research papers, three of which have been cited more than 1,000 times. He founded, developed and launched his own MEDLINE-indexed journal, Nuclear Receptor Signaling, which was recently acquired by the Open Access publisher BioMed Central, and for which, along with Dr. O'Malley and Dr. Ronald Evans, he currently serves as Editor-In-Chief. Dr McKenna has extensive experience as a freelance manuscript editor and has recently become a Developmental Editor for Macmillan Science Communication. Finally, he has overseen the administration of a number of large multicenter NIH-funded research consortia in the area of diabetes, obesity and other metabolic disorders, and serves as an advisor to the NIH on strategies for managing biomedical Big Data.