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

September 10, 2021
A UNLV wastewater surveillance program tells FOX5 that the Mu variant has been detected in throughout the Las Vegas Valley in August, and traces of it have been growing slowly.
July 12, 2021
As the highly contagious delta variant spreads through New Jersey, the state Health Department says it has improved its ability to track mutations and is no longer flying as blind as it was six months ago.
July 12, 2021
As the highly contagious delta variant spreads through New Jersey, the state Health Department says it has improved its ability to track mutations and is no longer flying as blind as it was six months ago.
July 9, 2021
The speed at which the COVID-19 delta variant spread in Southern Nevada surprised a researcher who hunts for the virus in wastewater.

Articles Featuring Edwin Oh

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
Campus News | August 4, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.
Campus News | March 11, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
medical worker in full protective suit making "LV" sign with hands
Business and Community | December 31, 2020
As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.
UNLV researcher Edwin Oh holds a pipette in his lab on campus
Research | November 20, 2020
UNLV researcher Edwin Oh and collaborators implement wastewater surveillance programs to supplement coronavirus contact tracing efforts, help prevent outbreaks.