About Us


Innerbody is the largest DNA testing guide and community online, helping over 1 million visitors each month. Our mission is to provide objective, science-based advice to help you make more informed best DNA testing choices.

Our History

In 1999, Innerbody first began publishing guides and tools to help readers better understand health and the human body. As scientific advances in genetics made possible the widespread availability of direct-to-consumer DNA tests, long time Managing Editor, Eric Rodriguez, was frustrated about the lack of trustworthy information available online to help consumers make the best DNA testing choices. Much of the advice that was (and still is) available was written by writers with no academic expertise in genetics, health, or genealogy.

Eric set out to change that by building a team of dedicated writers and academics who have both advanced degrees in genetics, or the biological sciences, and with the gift of explaining complicated scientific information in easy-to-understand terms. Which tests are based on sound science and which are based on pseudoscience at best? Which take your privacy seriously? And ultimately, which test the right test for you? You can now find the answers to these questions on Innerbody.com

Our Team

Eric Rodriguez

Eric Rodriguez

Eric has led Innerbody as Managing Editor for over a decade and oversees all editorial content and business operations. He has been fascinated with genetics, ever since his first DNA extraction experiments in high school. He was recently reunited with a long lost first cousin thanks to a 23andMe test he took back in 2011. Eric perhaps holds the record for most DNA tests taken (24 and counting) and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters degree from Stanford University.

Tim Barclay

Tim Barclay, PhD

Tim serves as Innerbody’s Sr. Editor. He earned his BA in Biology with a Genetics Emphasis from the University of Utah and his PhD in Interdepartmental Genetics from Iowa State University. In his spare time, Tim enjoys writing science fiction and dabbling in amateur genealogy with his family and friends.

Stephanie Curreli

Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD

Dr. Curreli serves as InnerBody’s medical advisor, reviewing health-related content and editorial reviews. She earned her MD/PhD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and her B.S. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently resides in San Diego and is a proud mother of two rambunctious sons.

Kathryn McLaughlin

Kathryn McLaughlin, PhD

Katy is a Sr. Writer for Innerbody, covering all aspects of genetic testing. She received her PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and her BSc (First Class Honours) in Genetics from the University of Glasgow. She also currently holds a post-doctoral research position at the University of Edinburgh, where her work dissects the interplay between genetics, epigenetics and stem cell biology.

Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan, PhD

Laura is a Sr. Writer for Innerbody, covering various genetic topics and testing reviews. She earned her PhD degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Cambridge and her BSc in Biology (Honours Molecular Genetics, First Class) from the University of Edinburgh. She has held academic research positions at the University of Virginia and the St. Andrews where she researched and wrote about topics including genetics, bioethics, and neuroscience.

Brian McDonald

Brian McDonald

Brian is our Lead Project Manager and has overseen all product development for over a decade. He finds DNA science both engrossing and increasingly important for us all to understand. Brian also recognizes that the subject can seem pretty daunting, which is what makes high-quality educational content about DNA and DNA testing so useful.

Contact Us

Our home office is located at:

126 2nd Avenue
Suite #204
San Mateo, California 94401

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