Dr. Alan Healy is a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science at Yale University, where he studies the link between small molecule toxins produced by select strains of bacteria in the human gut and the development of colorectal cancer. In January 2019 he will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), where his research group will utilize genomics, bioinformatics, and automated chemical synthesis to discover, study and repurpose natural products as novel therapeutics.
Alan is a native of Doonbeg, Co. Clare in Ireland and received his undergraduate degree and gold medal in Medicinal Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin. He subsequently obtained an MSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. and his Ph.D in Chemistry in 2014 from the University of St. Andrews, U.K. He joined Yale University in 2015, during which time he has been awarded a Rudolph J. Anderson fellowship, a Charles H. Revson fellowship and was selected as a finalist for the regional Blavatnik awards for young scientists.
Alan is married to Caroline Marrinan, a fellow Co. Clare native who works as an elementary school teacher at St. Brigid School in Manhattan. ♦