Edwin Oh

Associate Professor, School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine
Expertise: Functional Genomics, Infectious Diseases, Schizophrenia and Autism, Personalized Medicine, Addiction

Biography

Dr. Edwin Oh is an expert in neurogenetics, whose primary research examines the genetic and structural variants that contribute to human health and disease. He studies genetic mutations to improve the cellular and molecular diagnosis of genetic diseases and to enable the development of therapeutic paradigms.

His current research program involves screening wastewater for the presence of the SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19), and sequencing the RNA of the virus to contribute to future vaccine development. He's also an expert in schizophrenia, autism, and addiction.

Prior to joining UNLV as an associate professor in the School of Medicine, Dr. Oh served as an assistant professor in the department of neurology at Duke University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.

His research has been published in myriad journals including Blood, Human Molecular Genetics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Michigan

Edwin Oh In The News

Newswise
November 23, 2020
The U.S. is in the grips of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and inching toward the possibility of another grim milestone - hitting up to 200,000 cases a day.
HealthNewsDigest
November 23, 2020
The U.S. is in the grips of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and inching toward the possibility of another grim milestone - hitting up to 200,000 cases a day.

Articles Featuring Edwin Oh

UNLV researcher Edwin Oh holds a pipette in his lab on campus
ResearchNovember 20, 2020
UNLV researcher Edwin Oh and collaborators implement wastewater surveillance programs to supplement coronavirus contact tracing efforts, help prevent outbreaks.
Portrait Edwin Oh
PeopleMay 7, 2018
This neuroscientist joined UNLV to discover how DNA contributes to disease development or prevention.