M. Ilyas Kamboh, PhD

Professor, Human Genetics

Professor , Epidemiology


R-znvy: xnzobu@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-8576
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Personal Statement

Dr. Kamboh is professor and the former Chair of the Department of Human Genetics (2005-2013). He also holds a secondary position of Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health and Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Kamboh received his PhD degree in human genetics from the Australian National University in 1984. He started his academic career in 1985 as a Research Associate (post-doc) in this department where he holds his current position as Tenured Professor since January 1997.

Dr. Kamboh is a molecular geneticist/genetic epidemiologist. He directs a human genetics molecular laboratory. He is also the director of the Neurogenetics Core of the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He has ~30 years of experience working on the genetics of common diseases of public health importance, including coronary artery disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and lupus.  He has published more than 300 scientific research articles and his team has contributed in the identification of several novel genes for Alzheimer’s disease and lupus.  He has supervised the thesis/dissertation work of ~40 master and PhD students and also mentored several postdoctoral fellows.
Dr. Kamboh is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and a member of the Delta Omega Omicron, Public Health National Honor Society.  He has served on a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section panels. He served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals: Ethnicity and Disease (1991-1993), Human Biology (1994-2008), BioMed Research International (2009-Present), Journal of the Dow University of Health Sciences (2007-Prsent), American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease (2012-Present).  He was an Associate Editor of Annals of Human Genetics (2003-2013) and is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (2015-Present). He is also the Founding Editor-In-Chief of Current Genetic Medicine Reports (2012-Present).

Research Interests:
Genetics of common diseases of public health importance with emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and systemic lupus erythematosus


1979 |   Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan   | Master of Science
1984 |  Australian National University, Canberra, Australia  |  Doctor of Philosophy 


I teach HUGEN2034 "Biochemical and Molecular Genetics of Complex Diseases", which is a required course for students in the department.

Selected Publications

M. Ilyas  Kamboh