Russell P. Tracy, PhD, is Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry, Director of the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research (LCBR), and Director of Translational Technologies in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Vermont/ Fletcher Allen Health Care. He has recently stepped down after a decade of service as Senior Associate Dean of Research & Academic Affairs at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has participated in HIV research since 2001.
Dr. Tracy has >430 scientific publications and speaks frequently around the world on the relationship of inflammation to chronic diseases and aging. As Director of the LCBR he is currently involved in a number of molecular and genetic epidemiological studies and clinical trials, especially trials related to heart disease and, most recently, treament of HIV/AIDS. His laboratory also is participating in large, multi-cohort genomic studies such as CARe (NHLBI's Candidate gene Association Resource) and CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology). The LCBR Biological Specimen Repository currently houses ~2,500,000 samples, in >120 -80C or -145C freezers.