William K Scott

Professor

Phone:
(305) 243-2371
Locator Code:
M860

 
About
William K. Scott, Ph.D. is Professor and Vice-Chair for Education & Training in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, and Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a core faculty member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and Executive Director of the UM Brain Endowment Bank, one of six NIH-supported centers in the NeuroBioBank network. Dr. Scott's research focuses on the identification of gene and environment interactions that influence the risk of complex diseases. Dr. Scott is one of four principal investigators in a multi-center study examining genetic influences on the progression of symptoms in age-related macular degeneration, and one of three lead investigators of a study in Midwestern U.S. Amish communities aiming to identify genetic factors that protect from the development of age-related cognitive impairment. Other research examines genetic factors underlying primary open-angle glaucoma, genetic susceptibility to tuberculosis, and staphylococcal sepsis. He is the program director for the NEI-funded Ocular Genomics Training Program and the Master of Science in Genomic Medicine program and has served as a primary mentor to four graduate students and three post-doctoral fellows.