Meet the Editor

Introducing The Science Advisory Board's Leader, Leo O’Connor, Editor in Chief.


Editor in Chief

Leo O’Connor is editor in chief of Science Advisory Board (SAB) and has senior-level experience spanning more than 20 years in journalism and management consulting. Prior to joining LabPulse, he was a senior editor at Crain Communications for six years, covering the diagnostics industry for 360Dx and GenomeWeb. There, Leo received two best enterprise feature awards from Crain’s editorial board. For more than 15 years, he worked for consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in various roles including vice president of research and consulting. Leo is a soccer enthusiast and Manchester United fan. He referees games when he’s not covering laboratory diagnostics and has not yet hung up his boots.

What's a quote you live by?

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - from 2005 Stanford University commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer

Get to know Leo:

What’s your favorite part of being a science journalist?

Talking to, listening to, and reading about visionary people working in healthcare.

What upcoming innovation will dramatically impact the industry in the next five years?

The broad adoption of less expensive sequencing and molecular diagnostics is forever changing the way we are diagnosed and treated.

What’s a fun fact most people don’t know about you?

At one time I played bagpipes in a band.

What are your favorite things to write about?

Diagnostics, soccer, and diagnostics.

What advice would you give your younger self beginning your career?

Pursue what you are passionate about and don’t let anything distract you.

Press Release:
Science and Medicine Group Announces Top Life Sciences Editors to Lead LabPulse and The Science Advisory Board

Last Updated mf 4/25/2023 2:25:52 PM