Rick A. Kittles

Department of Medicine UIC, USA 0000-0002-5004-4437

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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