Rob Annan is a respected expert on research and innovation policy and is Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications at Genome Canada. As a PPF Fellow, he has led projects and convened discussions around research and innovation strategy. During seven years at Mitacs, Dr. Annan helped build a Canadian success story in the development and delivery of policy-driven innovation programs. He volunteers on the board of directors for Let’s Talk Science, a national charity dedicated to increasing STEM literacy among K-12 students.
Dr. Annan has a PhD in biochemistry from McGill University and undergraduate degrees in English from Queen’s University and in biology from the University of Victoria.