Faculty Biographies

Daniel Kainer, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel Kainer earned his doctorate in Cell Biology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has an M.S. in microbiology from Texas Tech and a BS in psychology and philosophy from the University of Houston. His postdoctral studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health involved invesitigating the genetics of obesity. He assisted in developing a high-throughput, mass spectrometry, and PCR-based genotyping assay for evaluating obesity genes.

During his career, Dr. Kainer has published research done at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center on the genetics of hypertension, as well as articles about PCR methods used in enzyme kinetics.

Dr. Kainer has been teaching in some capacity since 1990: as a graduate teaching assistant, high school science teacher, or as a college level science instructor. Committed to maintaining his skills through continuing educational endeavors, Dr. Kainer was involved in a research internship at an area biotechnology company in 2003 where he investigated the applications of two-dimensional electrophoresis.

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