The Expanding Impact of Genetic Research

Benjamin Neale, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Associated Researcher, Broad Institute

Mining genetic databases of thousands of different human traits is revealing new clues to the causes of common diseases.

Benjamin Neale, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Associated Researcher, Broad Institute

Benjamin Neale is an assistant professor in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, assistant professor in medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an associated researcher at the Broad Institute. He is strongly committed to gaining insights into the genetics of common, complex human diseases. Neale and Mark Daly, both of whom are associated with the Broad Institute and MGH, lead the ADHD Initiative, a collaborative effort that focuses on genomic studies of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Neale studied at the University of Chicago and Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a BSc in genetics. He went on to earn his PhD in human genetics from King’s College in London. Neale completed his postdoctoral training in Daly’s laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to many local research collaborations, he also serves as advisor and analyst to international genetic research consortia on psychiatric diseases.