Russell P. Tracy, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Biochemistry and the Director of the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research (LCBR) at the Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont. He has also served for over a decade as Senior Associate Dean of Research & Academic Affairs at the Larner College of Medicine. He has participated in HIV research since 2001.
Dr. Tracy has >700 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, treatment of HIV/AIDS. His laboratory also is participating in large, multi-cohort multi-omic studies such as NHLBI’s TransOmics in Precision MEDicine (TOPMed) and the NIH Common Fund’s Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC). The LCBR Biological Specimen Repository currently houses ~4,000,000 samples, in >170 -80C/-145C freezers or LN2 dewars.