Kevin Arnold, Ph.D., John Templeton Foundation

TITLE:  Program Officer, Life Sciences and Genetics

FOCUS AREAS: Life sciences, genetics.

CONTACT:  (610) 941-2828, karnold@templeton.org

PROFILE: Kevin Arnold is a program office for the life sciences and genetics programs at the John Templeton Foundation. Arnold’s foundation bio shares:

Kevin Arnold is responsible for the Genetics portfolio as well as managing current and future projects in the Life Sciences. New funding initiatives in Genetics investigate fundamental mechanisms which underpin human identity and genetic determinism, the neuroscience of behavior and cognition, and epigenetic research. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Arnold held an adjunct faculty position in Biology at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Dr. Arnold received his B.S. in biochemistry from Messiah College and his doctorate in biomolecular chemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research on determinants of enzyme specificity for histone acetyltransferase complexes has resulted in several peer-reviewed publications.

He has also been a representative to the Health Research Alliance and participated in the Collective Behavior: From Cells to Societies interdisciplinary research team work.