Michael Cinkosky comes to Morris Animal Foundation with a long history of leadership in the area of bioinformatics. At the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Michael worked on GenBank and the Human Genome Project. He then helped establish the National Center for Genome Resources in Santa Fe. Michael built the bioinformatics group at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, and led the development of research software in several commercial and nonprofit research organizations.
Michael, along with his wife and two children, provides a loving home to two cats, one dog and four chickens. In their spare time, Michael and his family enjoy exploring the mountains of Colorado, where he practices his skills as an amateur wildlife photographer.