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Patrick Grady is a biologist, educator, and scientific writer.

He received his B.S. from Northwestern College and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Boston College. His Ph.D. research showed how epigenetic genome control can fine-tune gene expression and control the 3D organization and movement of DNA sequences. The results of this research have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Genetics and eLife.

He has taught courses throughout genomics and biology at the university level, and earned the Thomas J. White Award for Excellence in Teaching while teaching Boston College’s Introduction to Molecular Biology course.

His teaching philosophy centers around engaging students of all levels in a discussion-based learning approach designed to develop thinking processes that reflect the scientific method and the fundamentals of biological structure/function relationships.

Outside of the lab, he is an accomplished outdoorsman and electric bassist. He currently resides in Boston with his partner Randi and their cat, Talene.

He is currently exploring the future of genetic medicine and next-generation sequencing as a Technical Science Writer at Seven Bridges Genomics.

You can reach him at patrick[dot]jr[dot]grady@gmail.com or on Twitter at @patrickjrgrady.