Dr. Courtney Kronenthal most recently was the Director of Communications and Development at Coriell Institute. She led a multi-faceted program that leveraged strategic communications intended for business and governmental leaders, regional educators, media, and the public, to demonstrate the Institute’s research and biobanking initiatives and develop specific cases for funding support. Dr. Kronenthal cultivated and managed the Institute’s media relations program, ensuring public relations and messaging campaigns reach regional and national outlets.
Dr. Kronenthal also guided the communications program designed exclusively for the participants of the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative research study, and served as a key spokesperson for the Institute, has lectured on the topic of genomic medicine to medical students, medical, healthcare, and pharmaceutical professionals, and various association groups.
Dr. Kronenthal earned her undergraduate degree in biological sciences with a minor in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She later received her doctorate in genetics and genomics from Boston University’s School of Medicine, studying the role of histone modifications in DNA replication and repair.
Dr. Kronenthal has been serving on the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey’s Board of Directors since 2014. She serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors and chairs the Fundraising and Marketing Committee.