Vincent P. Diego, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Research

South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute

School of Medicine

Office: Brownsville Campus, BBRHB, Room 2.233
1 West University Blvd
Brownsville, TX.  78520
Phone: +1 (956)-882-7518


2005 Ph.D. Anthropology, Human Statistical Genetics, State University of New York at Binghamton

2001 M.A. Anthropology, Human Population Biology, State University of New York at Binghamton

Research Focus

Dr. Diego’s research has been in two general areas: 1) aging in humans and 2) gene-environment interaction (GEI) analysis and theoretical development. Dr. Diego performs research on biological aging in participants of the San Antonio Family Heart Study and is currently developing approaches to study the role of entropy computed over DNA sequences and gene networks in aging and senescence. Dr. Diego also developed novel methods for the analysis of GEI in relation to multivariate environments. Using these methods to analyze data from a large study of risk for obesity in children, Dr. Diego found significant GEI in relation to dietary multivariate environments. Dr. Diego continues to work on the theoretical development of a novel approach to modeling GEI for gene networks.

Recent Publications

Collaborating Institutions

  • University of Porto, Portugal