Todd Arnold, Ph.D. was the Managing Director of the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory in Branford, Connecticut and led the establishment of this state of the art, high throughput nucleic acid sequencing facility. Dr. Arnold has extensive experience in product and assay development, most recently as the Vice President of Research and Development at 454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company. Prior to his tenure at 454 Life Sciences, he led research and development teams at 3M Corporation and Millipore. He is a strong advocate for Connecticut’s bioscience and technology ecosystem, serving on the advisory boards of a number of industry and non-profit organizations. He is also an active participant in STEM curriculum development at colleges and universities in Connecticut and nationwide. Dr. Arnold earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Indiana University, his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Georgia, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School.