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Austin O’Reilly is firmly dedicated to science.
The founder and CEO of Dynamic DNA Laboratories is working to improve the well-being of society at its base level, and that dedication has been present during the COVID-19 crisis as his lab joined the cause to test patients.
“Our mission is to promote positive change in the community by supplying knowledge that would otherwise remain hidden in a person’s DNA,” says O’Reilly, whose firm specializes in molecular health and wellness testing and research. “By exploring our genetic code we can all live healthier, happier, more productive lifestyles.”
Prior to starting his business, O’Reilly worked in Florida comparing DNA for a crime lab and communicating with judges, attorneys and investigators.
Conservation also is a passion, as O’Reilly has traveled to the likes of Indonesia to track data on the dwindling populations of tigers and elephants.
What is your proudest moment? Summited Mount Kilimanjaro, becoming the first group to ever mountain bike all the way back down.
What is your best productivity hack? Move more, eat better, stress less and love harder. Greens powder, probiotics, multivitamin, yoga, cardio, meditate/breathe.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Keep your eyes on your own page and stay in your own lane. There’s no traffic or speed limit there.
What app gets you through the day? Spotify.
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