William Scott, PhD

Dr. William K. Scott is professor of Human Genetics and Public Health Sciences, and vice-chair for Education & Training in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His research focuses on the identification of gene and environment interactions that influence risk of complex diseases, including infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and Staphylococcal bacteremia; neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson and Alzheimer disease; and eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. He is the program director for the NEI-funded Ocular Genomics Training Program (T32) and the Master of Science in Genomic Medicine program, and is the executive director of the University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank.