Jennifer Moran is director of research and operations at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute. The center is committed to mission-driven research aimed at elucidating the genetic basis of psychiatric disease and gaining insight into new mechanisms to treat psychiatric disease. She oversees the administration of the Stanley Center and contributes to the development, management and execution of strategic initiatives and organizational objectives.
Moran has more than ten years’ experience in the management of large-scale genetic programs and has managed the center’s extensive and growing sample collections, molecular data generation through genotyping and sequencing, and collaborations with national and international consortia since joining the Broad in 2007.
Moran trained and specialized in mouse genetics, studying mouse models of human development and disease for 15 years. From 2003 to 2007, she was a junior faculty member at Harvard Medical School and research associate at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, managing a mouse genetic mapping service used by more than 100 laboratories worldwide. She was also a research fellow at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health and a postdoctoral associate at Genetics Institute (Wyeth Pharmaceuticals).
Moran received her B.S. in genetic engineering from Cedar Crest College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in molecular biology from Princeton University.