Dr. Edwin Oh received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2008. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Duke University. Dr. Oh is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine. Funding during Dr Oh's tenure includes a Rackham predoctoral fellowship, Fight for Sight postdoctoral fellowship, NARSAD Young Investigator Award, NIH RO1, P20, and P50 grants, and several collaborative NIH grants.
The primary questions that drive Dr. Oh’s research program are 1) what are the genetic and structural variants that contribute to human health and disease, 2) how do we interpret such variation to improve the cellular and molecular diagnosis of genetic diseases, and 3) how do we enable the development of therapeutic paradigms. To address these questions, Dr. Oh utilizes a variety of molecular and genomic technologies and animal modeling systems that include next generation sequencing platforms and mouse and zebrafish mutant models. A significant fraction of the team’s endeavors is facilitated through the dissection of organellar stress in developmental neurological disorders such as, schizophrenia (SZ) and autism-spectrum disorders (ASD). The team has been awarded new grants and has been focused on characterizing the phenotypic extremes of genetic disorders.
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Functional Genomics, Schizophrenia and Autism, Addiction and Marijuana, Infectious diseases, and Personalized Medicine