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Kevin Mitchell
Associate Professor in Developmental Neurobiology, Trinity College Dublin

Kevin Mitchell is a neurogeneticist. He is associate professor at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics and the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author of Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are (2018). He lives in Portmarnock, Ireland.

Written by Kevin Mitchell