About Patrick Concannon
Dr. Patrick Concannon received his doctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles and postdoctoral training at the California Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to UF, Dr. Concannon served as the associate director of the Center for Public Health Genomics, the Hanison professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics and a professor of hematology and oncology. Previously, he served as associate institute director and molecular genetics program director at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason in Seattle. Supported by more than $12 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Dr. Concannon’s work has led to more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in top journals. In his current role as the UF Genetics Institute Director, Dr. Concannon works closely with researchers from the College of Medicine, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to strengthen collaboration.