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David M. Koeller, M.D.

  • Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
  • Molecular and Medical Genetics Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine


Dr. Koeller has a diverse research background that includes basic studies of yeast mitochondrial iron metabolism, mammalian cellular iron metabolism, and the development and characterization of a mouse model of Glutaric Acidemia Type 1 (GA-I), an inherited disorder of lysine metabolism.

His current research includes an epidemiologic study of the possible impact of traditional Alaska Native foods on the health effects of a genetic variant in the CPT1A gene that he has previously shown to be a risk factor for infectious diseases and infant mortality in Alaska Native infants.

Dr. Koeller is also the Co-PI of the Metabolomics Core for the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Network. The Metabolomics Core is a joint project with investigators at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, WA.

Education and training

    • M.D., 1982, University of Illinois James Scholar Program
  • Residency

    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Fellowship

    • Fellowship in research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics, 1988

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics,


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