Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institutes of Health
Hampton Leonard is a data scientist whose research interests involve machine learning and data science applications to human genetics and health, especially in the area of neurological disease. Ms. Leonard received her B.A. at the University of Virginia where she studied cognitive and computer science, as well as epigenetic roles in social neuroscience. She returned to the University of Virginia to receive her M.Sc. in data science, where her research focused on the genetic screening of newborns as well as microbiomics and metabolomics. She joined the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the Institute on Aging in 2017 where she now focuses on machine learning approaches to understanding the genetics of complex neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.