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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 Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology at Case Western Reserve University.  He is also Adjunct Staff in the Genomic Medicine Institute. Dr. Bush received his MS in Applied Statistics and Computational Intelligence, and his PhD in Human Genetics at Vanderbilt University.  He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Neurogenomics, and began a faculty position at Vanderbilt in 2011.  He moved to CWRU in July 2014 and was named a Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Scholar. Dr. Bush has been a member of multiple national consortia including the eMERGE Network, the PAGE Study, the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium, and is a founding member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project where he is co-chair of the Annotation Working group.  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. Gardner, OK, Wang, L, Van Booven, D, Whitehead, PL, Hamilton-Nelson, KL, Adams, LD, Starks, TD, Hofmann, NK, Vance, JM, Cuccaro, ML, Martin, ER, Byrd, GS, Haines, JL, Bush, WS, Beecham, GW, Pericak-Vance, MA, Griswold, AJ. RNA editing alterations in a multi-ethnic Alzheimer disease cohort converge on immune and endocytic molecular pathways. Hum. Mol. Genet. 2019; : . PubMed PMID:31162550 .
  2. Xu, J, Umlauf, A, Letendre, S, Franklin, D, Bush, WS, Atkinson, JH, Keltner, J, Ellis, RJ. Catechol-O-methyltransferase polymorphism Val158Met is associated with distal neuropathic pain in HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. AIDS 2019; : . PubMed PMID:31021849 .
  3. Li, Y, Xiao, X, Bossé, Y, Gorlova, O, Gorlov, I, Han, Y, Byun, J, Leighl, N, Johansen, JS, Barnett, M, Chen, C, Goodman, G, Cox, A, Taylor, F, Woll, P, Wichmann, HE, Manz, J, Muley, T, Risch, A, Rosenberger, A, Han, J, Siminovitch, K, 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, Houlston, R, Artigas, MS, Grankvist, K, Johansson, M, Shepherd, FA, Marcus, MW, Brunnström, H, Manjer, J, Melander, O, Muller, DC, Overvad, K, Trichopoulou, A, Tumino, R, Liu, G, Bojesen, SE, Wu, X, Le Marchand, L, Albanes, D, Bickeböller, H, Aldrich, MC, Bush, WS, Tardon, A, Rennert, G, Teare, MD, Field, JK, Kiemeney, LA, Lazarus, P, Haugen, A, Lam, S, Schabath, MB, Andrew, AS, Bertazzi, PA, Pesatori, AC, Christiani, DC, Caporaso, N, Johansson, M, McKay, JD, Brennan, P, Hung, RJ, Amos, CI. Genetic interaction analysis among oncogenesis-related genes revealed novel genes and networks in lung cancer development. Oncotarget 2019; 10 (19): 1760-1774. PubMed PMID:30956756 PubMed Central PMC6442994.
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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 PubMed Central PMC6463297.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 2019; 56 (5): 3808-3818. PubMed PMID:30209774 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 2019; 46 : 247-255. PubMed PMID:30026132 PubMed Central PMC6336535.
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