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David M. Koeller M.D.

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    • 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.

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Education

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