David Samuels, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Professional Highlights

Dr. Samuels’ research group works on a broad range of human genetics projects. He has worked for over 15 years in the field of mitochondrial genetics, and that continues to be his main focus. Current projects in his lab are on (1) the genetics of cognitive impairment in HIV/AIDS patients; (2) the mitochondrial genetics of diabetes-related phenotypes in HIV/AIDS patients; (3) genetics of atrial fibrillation; (4) new statistical methods of phenome wide association studies (PheWAS); and diabetic retinopathy and mitochondrial haplogroups.