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Dr. Eric A. Boerwinkle

Dr. Eric A. Boerwinkle

Regular Member

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

Research interests include the genetics of the common chronic diseases of man and their associated risk factors. This research focuses on the impact of genetic variability on measures of lipid metabolism, hypertension, and the risk to coronary heart disease. In particular, we are identifying and typing DNA variability in the apolipoprotein, renin-angiotensin, and other candidate genes and determining their effects on cardiovascular risk. The role of genetic variability is inferred by investigating patterns of inheritance in families and associations in large population-based samples.

A tutorial in this laboratory would provide an introduction to research questions in human genetics and research activities on the common chronic diseases. In addition, you would gain experience in identifying, typing, and analyzing human DNA variation.



School of Public Health Faculty

Program Affiliations:

Program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Program in Human and Molecular Genetics

Contact Information

Phone: 713.500.9816


Office: RAS E-447

Title: Professor


Ph.D. - University of Michigan - 1985