Richard L. Tillett is an expert in DNA sequencing, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.
As a biostatistician with the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine at UNLV, Tillett works to support and advance genomic studies and projects. Most recently, Tillett studied the genomic identities and spread of SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, in the state of Nevada. His previous research has examined the genome assembly of pathogens of the desert tortoise, and the identification of novel sequence variants associated with patient outcomes in HIV cases.
Tillett also works with life scientists to demystify bioinformatic methods into applicable results.
Prior to joining UNLV, Tillett was a postdoctoral researcher at the Nevada Center for Bioinformatics. His research has been published in a variety of journals including Functional & Integrative Genomics, the Journal of Experimental Botany, and BMC Genomics.
- Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
- B.S., Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno
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UNLV Newsmakers 2020: Combatting COVID-19
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 on the Curious Case of COVID-19 Reinfection
Biostatistician Richard Tillett from the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine was part of a statewide team to identify a Nevada man infected twice by COVID-19 – the first documented occurrence in North America.
UNLV Newsmakers 2020: October
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.