Volney Friedrich

Doctoral Student

Research Interests

· Evolution of genetic variation among humans, in particular variation that connotes differential susceptibility or protection against disease· Co-evolution of the human immune system and pathogens as seen in the genetic record· mtDNA variation in humans and the role of metabolism in disease· Bioethics and the implications of the development of genomics and it’s use in medicine

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Dissertation Title

Mitochondrial Background in HPV Positive Individuals From the Philadelphia Area

Graduate Status