Edwin Oh

Associate Professor, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
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 Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, 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