Fintan R. Steele
Fintan Steele spends his days and taxpayer money slumming about the laboratories and offices of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, figuring out ways to talk about the advent of genomic medicine without scaring its potential beneficiaries and future practitioners. Having survived a childhood in rural Illinois, eight years in a Benedictine monastery, endless nights in a genetics lab, coming out as a gay man while doing his doctorate at Notre Dame, several years in midtown Manhattan, and too many Boston winters, he has been left very few fears of his own. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, no gods. He is, however, delighted to find himself legally married in Massachusetts to a sweet Southern boy (Scott Beard) and in a nice home in Medford, Massachusetts, near the putative route of Paul Revere's alarmist ride.