Neil McKenna

FORCE11 Member since February 18, 2015
  • Organization/Institution: Baylor College of Medicine


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Dr. McKenna received his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland at Galway, and trained under Dr Bert O’Malley at Baylor College of Medicine on characterization of the role of multiprotein complexes in nuclear receptor regulation of gene expression. He leads the development of the Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA) website (, and founded the MEDLINE-indexed journal, Nuclear Receptor Signaling, of which he is currently Editor-In-Chief along with Dr. O’Malley and Dr. Ronald Evans. Dr. McKenna serves as an advisor to NIH on biomedical big data as part of the BD2K initiative, and his primary interest is in developing internet-based approaches to helping researchers share and leverage biomedical research data.