Dr. Ian Peikon
Member of Board of Directors
Ian Peikon is currently a Senior Scientist leading the high-throughput sequencing group at Kallyope, Inc – a biotech company located in NYC.
Ian holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. His doctoral research focused on the development of new technologies to map the connectivity of the brain using high-throughput sequencing.
Ian was the recipient of the Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award – which recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. In 2015, he was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Science.
Ian has extensive expertise in the biomedical sciences and engineering and has worked in a variety of fields including brain-machine interfaces, human genomics, and drug target discovery.
Ian was born and raised in Bethpage, NY and is passionate about solving issues that affect Long Island – in particular disparities in educational opportunities for young students across Long Island.
Ian joined the STRONG Board of Directors in 2017.
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