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Rob Annan

Genome Canada
VP Public Affairs and Communications
Dr. Annan joined Genome Canada in 2017. As a key member of the executive team, Dr. Annan drives an open and collaborative strategy that promotes the value and potential of genomics in Canada to major stakeholders. Working with partners at Genome Centres across Canada, as well as with key stakeholders in the research community, Dr. Annan leads efforts to promote genomics while raising the profile of Genome Canada both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Genome Canada, Dr. Annan spent seven years at Mitacs as Chief Research Officer and interim Chief Executive Officer, helping build a Canadian success story in the development and delivery of policy-driven innovation programs.

Dr. Annan is a Fellow of the Public Policy Forum, where he focuses on research and innovation policy. Dr. Annan volunteers on the Board of Directors for Let’s Talk Science, a national charity dedicated to increasing STEM literacy among K-12 students. He has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from McGill University and undergraduate degrees in English from Queen’s University and in Biology from the University of Victoria.