Leigh Carmody, Ph.D.

Scientific Curator

Develop and curate ontologies including Medical Action Ontology (MAxO),  Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO), the Monarch Merged Disease Ontology (MONDO), and Geneweaver (geneweaver.org).

Leigh Carmody, Ph.D., obtained her doctorate of philosophy in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics from Vanderbilt University in Spring 2007 where she studied targeting of signaling molecules to F-actin cytoskeleton/dendritic spines. Dr. Carmody continued her studies as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she investigated the role of Rac1 in dendritic spine motility. Late 2008, she joined the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard as a Scientist where she aided in early-stage drug discovery efforts to identify chemical leads directed at cancer targets and neglected parasitic infections. Dr. Carmody joined Jackson Laboratory in 2015 as a Project Manager, and is currently a Scientific Curator annotating phenotyping and genomics data for the human phenotype ontology (HPO) database.

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