Jaroslav Jelinek, MD, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Jaroslav Jelinek, MD, PhD, is Coriell’s Chief Scientific Officer and as such Jaroslav oversees all research efforts and directs an epigenetic research group at the Institute.  

Prior to his current role, Jaroslav was a research professor at Philadelphia’s Temple University and worked in Temple University’s Fels Institute for Cancer Epigenetics & Molecular Biology. Before his time at Temple, Jaroslav served on the faculty of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as a visiting scientist, instructor and an assistant professor in the Department of Leukemia.

Over the course of his career, Jaroslav has published more 120 peer-reviewed articles, more than 80 in the field of epigenetics. He earned both his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology degrees at the Charles University School of Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic.