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Benjamin Neale

Benjamin Neale has won the Leena Peltonen Prize for Excellence in Human Genetics for his contribution in developing statistical genetics methods and applying these approaches to cracking the genetics of neuropsychiatric diseases. After completing postdoctoral training in statistical genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the laboratory of Mark Daly, Neale established his own research group and is currently an assistant professor in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at MGH. Additionally, he works as an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an institute member of the Broad Institute. The prize, established in 2010, is funded by the Leena Peltonen Memorial Fund in the Paulo Foundation and includes an award of €10,000.