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David B. Goldstein, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Human Genome Variation 
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics of Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 

David B. Goldstein, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Human Genome Variation and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics of Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.  Dr. Goldstein is a human geneticist whose early work focused on population and evolutionary genetics.  Over the last decade, Dr. Goldstein began using the latest gene analysis techniques to study diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and epilepsy.  More recently he has applied whole genome sequencing to childhood genetic diseases, such as Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, and to diagnosing unknown genetic conditions.  Dr. Goldstein is also using these approaches to study more complex neurological and psychiatric diseases.  In addition to publishing many peer-reviewed journal articles, Dr. Goldstein is the author of multiple book chapters on evolutionary genetics and pharmacogenetics.

Last Modified September 20, 2012