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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Las Vegas Review Journal
Clark County can expect to see more cases of the once-rare monkeypox virus in the weeks ahead, even as the rate of new cases appears to be declining, officials said this week.
Pahrump Valley Times
Ariel Ganja, who works at the Chicken Ranch, a legal brothel in Pahrump, said she plans to get vaccinated for monkeypox as soon as possible.
Las Vegas Review Journal
The new client at the Huntridge Family Clinic suspected he had monkeypox when he noticed a single small bump on the top of his left foot. Within hours, more blisterlike bumps appeared on his hands and thighs, and testing confirmed his suspicion.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Wastewater surveillance earlier this week detected the monkeypox virus in samples at most of Clark County’s wastewater treatment plants, signaling a potential increase in cases, a researcher said Thursday.

Articles Featuring Edwin Oh

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

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Edwin Oh
Business and Community | August 9, 2022

UNLV infectious disease expert Edwin Oh on the potential role of wastewater surveillance and interagency, cross-jurisdictional collaboration in preventing another pandemic.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

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