Bush, William S., PhD

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William S. Bush, PhD

Associate Professor

wsb36@case.edu | 216.368.0957 | Wolstein Research Bldg. 2530

 

Education

Ph.D., 2008, Vanderbilt University
M.S., 2008, Vanderbilt University

Research

William S. Bush, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and the Institute for Computational Biology at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bush received his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University in Human Genetics in 2008 and then continued as a post-doctoral fellow in the Neurogenomics Training Program at Vanderbilt. Dr. Bush was recently named a Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Scholar. As a human geneticist and bioinformatician, Dr. Bush’s research interests include understanding the functional impact of genetic variation, developing statistical and bioinformatics approaches for integrating functional genomics knowledge into genetic analysis, and the use of electronic medical records for translational research.

Recent Publications

  1. Kunkle, BW, Grenier-Boley, B, Sims, R, Bis, JC, Damotte, V, Naj, AC, Boland, A, Vronskaya, M, van der Lee, SJ, Amlie-Wolf, A, Bellenguez, C, Frizatti, A, Chouraki, V, Martin, ER, Sleegers, K, Badarinarayan, N, Jakobsdottir, J, Hamilton-Nelson, KL, Moreno-Grau, S, Olaso, R, Raybould, R, Chen, Y, Kuzma, AB, Hiltunen, M, Morgan, T, Ahmad, S, Vardarajan, BN, Epelbaum, J, Hoffmann, P, Boada, M, Beecham, GW, Garnier, JG, Harold, D, Fitzpatrick, AL, Valladares, O, Moutet, ML, Gerrish, A, Smith, AV, Qu, L, Bacq, D, Denning, N, Jian, X, Zhao, Y, Del Zompo, M, Fox, NC, Choi, SH, Mateo, I, Hughes, JT, Adams, HH, Malamon, J, Sanchez-Garcia, F, Patel, Y, Brody, JA, Dombroski, BA, Naranjo, MCD, Daniilidou, M, Eiriksdottir, G, Mukherjee, S, Wallon, D, Uphill, J, Aspelund, T, Cantwell, LB, Garzia, F, Galimberti, D, Hofer, E, Butkiewicz, M, Fin, B, Scarpini, E, Sarnowski, C, Bush, WS, Meslage, S, Kornhuber, J, White, CC, Song, Y, Barber, RC, Engelborghs, S, Sordon, S, Voijnovic, D, Adams, PM, Vandenberghe, R, Mayhaus, M, Cupples, LA, Albert, MS, De Deyn, PP, Gu, W, Himali, JJ, Beekly, D, Squassina, A, Hartmann, AM, Orellana, A, Blacker, D, Rodriguez-Rodriguez, E, Lovestone, S, Garcia, ME, Doody, RS, Munoz-Fernadez, C, Sussams, R, Lin, H, Fairchild, TJ, Benito, YA, Holmes, C, Karamujić-Čomić, H, Frosch, MP, Thonberg, H, Maier, W, Roschupkin, G, Ghetti, B, Giedraitis, V, Kawalia, A, Li, S, Huebinger, RM, Kilander, L, Moebus, S, Hernández, I, Kamboh, MI, Brundin, R, Turton, J, Yang, Q, Katz, MJ, Concari, L, Lord, J, Beiser, AS, Keene, CD, Helisalmi, S, Kloszewska, I, Kukull, WA, Koivisto, AM, Lynch, A, Tarraga, L, Larson, EB, Haapasalo, A, Lawlor, B, Mosley, TH, Lipton, RB, Solfrizzi, V, Gill, M, Longstreth, WT Jr, Montine, TJ, Frisardi, V, Diez-Fairen, M, Rivadeneira, F, Petersen, RC, Deramecourt, V, Alvarez, I, Salani, F, Ciaramella, A, Boerwinkle, E, Reiman, EM, Fievet, N, Rotter, JI, Reisch, JS, Hanon, O, Cupidi, C, Andre Uitterlinden, AG, Royall, DR, Dufouil, C, Maletta, RG, de Rojas, I, Sano, M, Brice, A, Cecchetti, R, George-Hyslop, PS, Ritchie, K, Tsolaki, M, Tsuang, DW, Dubois, B, Craig, D, Wu, CK, Soininen, H, Avramidou, D, Albin, RL, Fratiglioni, L, Germanou, A, Apostolova, LG, Keller, L, Koutroumani, M, Arnold, SE, Panza, F, Gkatzima, O, Asthana, S, Hannequin, D, Whitehead, P, Atwood, CS, Caffarra, P, Hampel, H, Quintela, I, Carracedo, Á, Lannfelt, L, Rubinsztein, DC, Barnes, LL, Pasquier, F, Frölich, L, Barral, S, McGuinness, B, Beach, TG, Johnston, JA, Becker, JT, Passmore, P, Bigio, EH, Schott, JM, Bird, TD, Warren, JD, Boeve, BF, Lupton, MK, Bowen, JD, Proitsi, P, Boxer, A, Powell, JF, Burke, JR, Kauwe, JSK, Burns, JM, Mancuso, M, Buxbaum, JD, Bonuccelli, U, Cairns, NJ, McQuillin, A, Cao, C, Livingston, G, Carlson, CS, Bass, NJ, Carlsson, CM, Hardy, J, Carney, RM, Bras, J, Carrasquillo, MM, Guerreiro, R, Allen, M, Chui, HC, Fisher, E, Masullo, C, Crocco, EA, DeCarli, C, Bisceglio, G, Dick, M, Ma, L, Duara, R, Graff-Radford, NR, Evans, DA, Hodges, A, Faber, KM, Scherer, M, Fallon, KB, Riemenschneider, M, Fardo, DW, Heun, R, Farlow, MR, Kölsch, H, Ferris, S, Leber, M, Foroud, TM, Heuser, I, Galasko, DR, Giegling, I, Gearing, M, Hüll, M, Geschwind, DH, Gilbert, JR, Morris, J, Green, RC, Mayo, K, Growdon, JH, Feulner, T, Hamilton, RL, Harrell, LE, Drichel, D, Honig, LS, Cushion, TD, Huentelman, MJ, Hollingworth, P, Hulette, CM, Hyman, BT, Marshall, R, Jarvik, GP, Meggy, A, Abner, E, Menzies, GE, Jin, LW, Leonenko, G, Real, LM, Jun, GR, Baldwin, CT, Grozeva, D, Karydas, A, Russo, G, Kaye, JA, Kim, R, Jessen, F, Kowall, NW, Vellas, B, Kramer, JH, Vardy, E, LaFerla, FM, Jöckel, KH, Lah, JJ, Dichgans, M, Leverenz, JB, Mann, D, Levey, AI, Pickering-Brown, S, Lieberman, AP, Klopp, N, Lunetta, KL, Wichmann, HE, Lyketsos, CG, Morgan, K, Marson, DC, Brown, K, Martiniuk, F, Medway, C, Mash, DC, Nöthen, MM, Masliah, E, Hooper, NM, McCormick, WC, Daniele, A, McCurry, SM, Bayer, A, McDavid, AN, Gallacher, J, McKee, AC, van den Bussche, H, Mesulam, M, Brayne, C, Miller, BL, Riedel-Heller, S, Miller, CA, Miller, JW, Al-Chalabi, A, Morris, JC, Shaw, CE, Myers, AJ, Wiltfang, J, O'Bryant, S, Olichney, JM, Alvarez, V, Parisi, JE, Singleton, AB, Paulson, HL, Collinge, J, Perry, WR, Mead, S, Peskind, E, Cribbs, DH, Rossor, M, Pierce, A, Ryan, NS, Poon, WW, Nacmias, B, Potter, H, Sorbi, S, Quinn, JF, Sacchinelli, E, Raj, A, Spalletta, G, Raskind, M, Caltagirone, C, Bossù, P, Orfei, MD, Reisberg, B, Clarke, R, Reitz, C, Smith, AD, Ringman, JM, Warden, D, Roberson, ED, Wilcock, G, Rogaeva, E, Bruni, AC, Rosen, HJ, Gallo, M, Rosenberg, RN, Ben-Shlomo, Y, Sager, MA, Mecocci, P, Saykin, AJ, Pastor, P, Cuccaro, ML, Vance, JM, Schneider, JA, Schneider, LS, Slifer, S, Seeley, WW, Smith, AG, Sonnen, JA, Spina, S, Stern, RA, Swerdlow, RH, Tang, M, Tanzi, RE, Trojanowski, JQ, Troncoso, JC, Van Deerlin, VM, Van Eldik, LJ, Vinters, HV, Vonsattel, JP, Weintraub, S, Welsh-Bohmer, KA, Wilhelmsen, KC, Williamson, J, Wingo, TS, Woltjer, RL, Wright, CB, Yu, CE, Yu, L, Saba, Y, Alzheimer Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC),, European Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (EADI),, Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium (CHARGE),, Genetic and Environmental Risk in AD/Defining Genetic, Polygenic and Environmental Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium (GERAD/PERADES),, Pilotto, A, Bullido, MJ, Peters, O, Crane, PK, Bennett, D, Bosco, P, Coto, E, Boccardi, V, De Jager, PL, Lleo, A, Warner, N, Lopez, OL, Ingelsson, M, Deloukas, P, Cruchaga, C, Graff, C, Gwilliam, R, Fornage, M, Goate, AM, Sanchez-Juan, P, Kehoe, PG, Amin, N, Ertekin-Taner, N, Berr, C, Debette, S, Love, S, Launer, LJ, Younkin, SG, Dartigues, JF, Corcoran, C, Ikram, MA, Dickson, DW, Nicolas, G, Campion, D, Tschanz, J, Schmidt, H, Hakonarson, H, Clarimon, J, Munger, R, Schmidt, R, Farrer, LA, Van Broeckhoven, C, C O'Donovan, M, DeStefano, AL, Jones, L, Haines, JL, Deleuze, JF, Owen, MJ, Gudnason, V, Mayeux, R, Escott-Price, V, Psaty, BM, Ramirez, A, Wang, LS, Ruiz, A, van Duijn, CM, Holmans, PA, Seshadri, S, Williams, J, Amouyel, P, Schellenberg, GD, Lambert, JC, Pericak-Vance, MA. Genetic meta-analysis of diagnosed Alzheimer's disease identifies new risk loci and implicates Aβ, tau, immunity and lipid processing. Nat. Genet. 2019; 51 (3): 414-430. PubMed PMID:30820047 .
  2. Arabnejad, M, Dawkins, BA, Bush, WS, White, BC, Harkness, AR, McKinney, BA. Transition-transversion encoding and genetic relationship metric in ReliefF feature selection improves pathway enrichment in GWAS. BioData Min 2018; 11 : 23. PubMed PMID:30410580 PubMed Central PMC6215626.
  3. Kallianpur, AR, Gittleman, H, Letendre, S, Ellis, R, Barnholtz-Sloan, JS, Bush, WS, Heaton, R, Samuels, DC, Franklin, DR Jr, Rosario-Cookson, D, Clifford, DB, Collier, AC, Gelman, B, Marra, CM, McArthur, JC, McCutchan, JA, Morgello, S, Grant, I, Simpson, D, Connor, JR, Hulgan, T, CHARTER Study Group. Cerebrospinal Fluid Ceruloplasmin, Haptoglobin, and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Are Associated with Neurocognitive Impairment in Adults with HIV Infection. Mol. Neurobiol. 2018; : . PubMed PMID:30209774 .
  4. Bis, JC, Jian, X, Kunkle, BW, Chen, Y, Hamilton-Nelson, KL, Bush, WS, Salerno, WJ, Lancour, D, Ma, Y, Renton, AE, Marcora, E, Farrell, JJ, Zhao, Y, Qu, L, Ahmad, S, Amin, N, Amouyel, P, Beecham, GW, Below, JE, Campion, D, Charbonnier, C, Chung, J, Crane, PK, Cruchaga, C, Cupples, LA, Dartigues, JF, Debette, S, Deleuze, JF, Fulton, L, Gabriel, SB, Genin, E, Gibbs, RA, Goate, A, Grenier-Boley, B, Gupta, N, Haines, JL, Havulinna, AS, Helisalmi, S, Hiltunen, M, Howrigan, DP, Ikram, MA, Kaprio, J, Konrad, J, Kuzma, A, Lander, ES, Lathrop, M, Lehtimäki, T, Lin, H, Mattila, K, Mayeux, R, Muzny, DM, Nasser, W, Neale, B, Nho, K, Nicolas, G, Patel, D, Pericak-Vance, MA, Perola, M, Psaty, BM, Quenez, O, Rajabli, F, Redon, R, Reitz, C, Remes, AM, Salomaa, V, Sarnowski, C, Schmidt, H, Schmidt, M, Schmidt, R, Soininen, H, Thornton, TA, Tosto, G, Tzourio, C, van der Lee, SJ, van Duijn, CM, Vardarajan, B, Wang, W, Wijsman, E, Wilson, RK, Witten, D, Worley, KC, Zhang, X, Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project, Bellenguez, C, Lambert, JC, Kurki, MI, Palotie, A, Daly, M, Boerwinkle, E, Lunetta, KL, Destefano, AL, Dupuis, J, Martin, ER, Schellenberg, GD, Seshadri, S, Naj, AC, Fornage, M, Farrer, LA. Whole exome sequencing study identifies novel rare and common Alzheimer's-Associated variants involved in immune response and transcriptional regulation. Mol. Psychiatry 2018; : . PubMed PMID:30108311 PubMed Central PMC6375806.
  5. Ji, X, Bossé, Y, Landi, MT, Gui, J, Xiao, X, Qian, D, Joubert, P, Lamontagne, M, Li, Y, Gorlov, I, de Biasi, M, Han, Y, Gorlova, O, Hung, RJ, Wu, X, McKay, J, Zong, X, Carreras-Torres, R, Christiani, DC, Caporaso, N, Johansson, M, Liu, G, Bojesen, SE, Le Marchand, L, Albanes, D, Bickeböller, H, Aldrich, MC, Bush, WS, Tardon, A, Rennert, G, Chen, C, Teare, MD, Field, JK, Kiemeney, LA, Lazarus, P, Haugen, A, Lam, S, Schabath, MB, Andrew, AS, Shen, H, Hong, YC, Yuan, JM, Bertazzi, PA, Pesatori, AC, Ye, Y, Diao, N, Su, L, Zhang, R, Brhane, Y, Leighl, N, Johansen, JS, Mellemgaard, A, Saliba, W, Haiman, C, Wilkens, L, Fernandez-Somoano, A, Fernandez-Tardon, G, van der Heijden, EHFM, Kim, JH, Dai, J, Hu, Z, Davies, MPA, Marcus, MW, Brunnström, H, Manjer, J, Melander, O, Muller, DC, Overvad, K, Trichopoulou, A, Tumino, R, Doherty, J, Goodman, GE, Cox, A, Taylor, F, Woll, P, Brüske, I, Manz, J, Muley, T, Risch, A, Rosenberger, A, Grankvist, K, Johansson, M, Shepherd, F, Tsao, MS, Arnold, SM, Haura, EB, Bolca, C, Holcatova, I, Janout, V, Kontic, M, Lissowska, J, Mukeria, A, Ognjanovic, S, Orlowski, TM, Scelo, G, Swiatkowska, B, Zaridze, D, Bakke, P, Skaug, V, Zienolddiny, S, Duell, EJ, Butler, LM, Koh, WP, Gao, YT, Houlston, R, McLaughlin, J, Stevens, V, Nickle, DC, Obeidat, M, Timens, W, Zhu, B, Song, L, Artigas, MS, Tobin, MD, Wain, LV, Gu, F, Byun, J, Kamal, A, Zhu, D, Tyndale, RF, Wei, WQ, Chanock, S, Brennan, P, Amos, CI. Identification of susceptibility pathways for the role of chromosome 15q25.1 in modifying lung cancer risk. Nat Commun 2018; 9 (1): 3221. PubMed PMID:30104567 PubMed Central PMC6089967.
  6. Igo, RP Jr, Hall, NB, Malone, LL, Hall, JB, Truitt, B, Qiu, F, Tao, L, Mupere, E, Schnell, A, Hawn, TR, Bush, WS, Joloba, M, Boom, WH, Stein, CM. Fine-mapping analysis of a chromosome 2 region linked to resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in Uganda reveals potential regulatory variants. Genes Immun. 2018; : . PubMed PMID:30100616 PubMed Central PMC6374218.
  7. Smieszek, S, Jia, P, Samuels, DC, Zhao, Z, Barnholtz-Sloan, J, Kaur, H, Letendre, S, Ellis, R, Franklin, DR, Hulgan, T, Kallianpur, A, Bush, WS, CHARTER Study Group. Nuclear-Mitochondrial interactions influence susceptibility to HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment. Mitochondrion 2018; : . PubMed PMID:30026132 PubMed Central PMC6336535.
  8. Deming, Y, Dumitrescu, L, Barnes, LL, Thambisetty, M, Kunkle, B, Gifford, KA, Bush, WS, Chibnik, LB, Mukherjee, S, De Jager, PL, Kukull, W, Huentelman, M, Crane, PK, Resnick, SM, Keene, CD, Montine, TJ, Schellenberg, GD, Haines, JL, Zetterberg, H, Blennow, K, Larson, EB, Johnson, SC, Albert, M, Moghekar, A, Del Aguila, JL, Fernandez, MV, Budde, J, Hassenstab, J, Fagan, AM, Riemenschneider, M, Petersen, RC, Minthon, L, Chao, MJ, Van Deerlin, VM, Lee, VM, Shaw, LM, Trojanowski, JQ, Peskind, ER, Li, G, Davis, LK, Sealock, JM, Cox, NJ, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), Alzheimer Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC), Goate, AM, Bennett, DA, Schneider, JA, Jefferson, AL, Cruchaga, C, Hohman, TJ. Sex-specific genetic predictors of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers. Acta Neuropathol. 2018; 136 (6): 857-872. PubMed PMID:29967939 PubMed Central PMC6280657.
  9. Cooke Bailey, JN, Crawford, DC, Goldenberg, A, Slaven, A, Pencak, J, Schachere, M, Bush, WS, Sedor, JR, O'Toole, JF. Willingness to Participate in a National Precision Medicine Cohort: Attitudes of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients at a Cleveland Public Hospital. J Pers Med 2018; 8 (3): . PubMed PMID:29949895 PubMed Central PMC6164471.
  10. Crawford, DC, Bailey, JNC, Miskimen, K, Miron, P, McCauley, JL, Sedor, JR, ƠToole, JF, Bush, WS. Somatic T-cell Receptor Diversity in a Chronic Kidney Disease PatientPopulation Linked to Electronic Health Records. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc 2018; 2017 : 63-71. PubMed PMID:29888042 PubMed Central PMC5961818.
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