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Dr. Starkey is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Translational Sciences and Preventive Medicine and Community Health. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. He then received an M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2003 and completed an internship in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital in 2004. Dr. Starkey came to UTMB in 2005, where his research first focused on the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy. In 2007, he joined the Bioinformatics Program at UTMB. From 2009 to 2011, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics Training Program. Dr. Starkey then received a Ph.D.  in Clinical Sciences from UTMB's Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health in 2012. His research involved the development of bioinformatics tools for proteomics.

Dr. Starkey’s current research is devoted to the deployment of informatics tools for clinical research and patient care. He applies novel machine learning methods for the early identification of diabetes and its complications.

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