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


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 influenza, 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.


  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Michigan

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K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
May 26, 2022
Certain zip codes throughout the valley are reporting a substantial rise in COVID-19 cases.
May 20, 2022
There’s been an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Clark County. We examine why and look at new program to survey wastewater to detect coronavirus outbreaks early. Plus, a new statewide program aims to bring more funding and financial services to small businesses owned by minorities and women in Nevada.
K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
May 6, 2022
Governor Steve Sisolak's COVID-19 State of Emergency cleared the way for pandemic mitigation measures ranging from the closure of all non-essential business to a years-long statewide mask mandate changing daily life for most with a single directive from the governor's office.
K.V.V.U. T.V. Fox 5
May 6, 2022
Governor Steve Sisolak on Friday announced his intention to end Nevada’s State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic on May 20, a move ending a measure lasting 26 months to respond to the global spread of the virus.

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UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

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