Rick A. Kittles

Department of Medicine UIC, USA


Kittles received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from George Washington University. Dr. Kittles went to Howard University in 1998 and helped to establish a national cooperative network to study the genetics of hereditary prostate cancer in the African American community. As Co-Director of Molecular Genetics at the National Human Genome Center at Howard University, he established large-scale, high throughput genotyping and DNA sequencing. Dr. Kittles’ research exploits gene genealogy in studies of population history and disease associations. He has had a strong research focus on using DNA to trace ancestry of African Americans and has published articles on prostate cancer genetics of African Americans.

Biography Updated on 1 August 2010

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