Joseph L. Wiemels, PhD

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Joseph L. Wiemels, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

joe.wiemels@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 514-0577 (voice)
Box 0520, 1450 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Pediatric Malignancies

Education

Kenyon College, BA, 1988, Biology
University of California Berkeley, PhD, 1997, Environmental Health Science/Toxicology


Professional Experience

  • 1988-90
    Science Teacher, St. Johns College, Levuka, Fiji
  • 1992-97
    Graduate Student Researcher, University of California Berkeley
  • 1997-99
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Leukaemia Research Fund Centre, Institute of Cancer Research, London
  • 1999-2000
    Assistant Research Molecular Epidemiologist, University of California San Francisco
  • 2001-2002
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California San Francisco
  • 2002-2006
    Assistant Professor in Residence, University of California San Francisco
  • 2006-present
    Associate Professor, University of California San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1986
    Maxwell Elliot Power Prize, Kenyon College
  • 1988
    Phi Beta Kappa, Kenyon College
  • 1993
    Public Health Alumni Scholarship, University of California Berkeley
  • 1993
    National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Toxicology awarded
  • 1993-97
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California Berkeley
  • 2002
    Scholar, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America

Selected Publications

  1. Walsh KM, Rice T, Decker PA, Kosel ML, Kollmeyer T, Hansen HM, Zheng S, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Anderson E, Hsuang G, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Smirnov I, Molinaro AM, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Lachance DH, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Genetic variants in telomerase-related genes are associated with an older age at diagnosis in glioma patients: evidence for distinct pathways of gliomagenesis. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Aug; 15(8):1041-7.
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  2. Rice T, Zheng S, Decker PA, Walsh KM, Bracci P, Xiao Y, McCoy LS, Smirnov I, Patoka JS, Hansen HM, Hsuang G, Wiemels JL, Tihan T, Pico AR, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, Caron A, Fink S, Kollmeyer T, Rynearson A, Voss J, Kosel ML, Fridley BL, Lachance DH, Eckel-Passow JE, Sicotte H, O'Neill BP, Giannini C, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Inherited variant on chromosome 11q23 increases susceptibility to IDH-mutated but not IDH-normal gliomas regardless of grade or histology. Neuro Oncol. 2013 May; 15(5):535-41.
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  3. Walsh KM, Anderson E, Hansen HM, Decker PA, Kosel ML, Kollmeyer T, Rice T, Zheng S, Xiao Y, Chang JS, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Smirnov I, Lachance DH, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Analysis of 60 reported glioma risk SNPs replicates published GWAS findings but fails to replicate associations from published candidate-gene studies. Genet Epidemiol. 2013 Feb; 37(2):222-8.
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  4. Jenkins RB, Xiao Y, Sicotte H, Decker PA, Kollmeyer TM, Hansen HM, Kosel ML, Zheng S, Walsh KM, Rice T, Bracci P, McCoy LS, Smirnov I, Patoka JS, Hsuang G, Wiemels JL, Tihan T, Pico AR, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, Caron AA, Fink SR, Halder C, Rynearson AL, Fridley BL, Buckner JC, O'Neill BP, Giannini C, Lachance DH, Wiencke JK, Eckel-Passow JE, Wrensch MR. A low-frequency variant at 8q24.21 is strongly associated with risk of oligodendroglial tumors and astrocytomas with IDH1 or IDH2 mutation. Nat Genet. 2012 Oct; 44(10):1122-5.
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  5. Xiao Y, Decker PA, Rice T, McCoy LS, Smirnov I, Patoka JS, Hansen HM, Wiemels JL, Tihan T, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, Kosel ML, Fridley BL, Lachance DH, O'Neill BP, Buckner JC, Thompson RC, Nabors LB, Olson JJ, Brem S, Madden MH, Browning JE, Wiencke JK, Egan KM, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. SSBP2 variants are associated with survival in glioblastoma patients. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Jun 1; 18(11):3154-62.
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  6. Schwartzbaum JA, Xiao Y, Liu Y, Tsavachidis S, Berger MS, Bondy ML, Chang JS, Chang SM, Decker PA, Ding B, Hepworth SJ, Houlston RS, Hosking FJ, Jenkins RB, Kosel ML, McCoy LS, McKinney PA, Muir K, Patoka JS, Prados M, Rice T, Robertson LB, Schoemaker MJ, Shete S, Swerdlow AJ, Wiemels JL, Wiencke JK, Yang P, Wrensch MR. Inherited variation in immune genes and pathways and glioblastoma risk. Carcinogenesis. 2010 Oct; 31(10):1770-7.
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  7. Wrensch M, Jenkins RB, Chang JS, Yeh RF, Xiao Y, Decker PA, Ballman KV, Berger M, Buckner JC, Chang S, Giannini C, Halder C, Kollmeyer TM, Kosel ML, LaChance DH, McCoy L, O'Neill BP, Patoka J, Pico AR, Prados M, Quesenberry C, Rice T, Rynearson AL, Smirnov I, Tihan T, Wiemels J, Yang P, Wiencke JK. Variants in the CDKN2B and RTEL1 regions are associated with high-grade glioma susceptibility. Nat Genet. 2009 Aug; 41(8):905-8.
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  8. Christensen BC, Houseman EA, Godleski JJ, Marsit CJ, Longacker JL, Roelofs CR, Karagas MR, Wrensch MR, Yeh RF, Nelson HH, Wiemels JL, Zheng S, Wiencke JK, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ, Kelsey KT. Epigenetic profiles distinguish pleural mesothelioma from normal pleura and predict lung asbestos burden and clinical outcome. Cancer Res. 2009 Jan 1; 69(1):227-34.
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  9. Wrensch M, McMillan A, Wiencke J, Wiemels J, Kelsey K, Patoka J, Jones H, Carlton V, Miike R, Sison J, Moghadassi M, Prados M. Nonsynonymous coding single-nucleotide polymorphisms spanning the genome in relation to glioblastoma survival and age at diagnosis. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Jan 1; 13(1):197-205.
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  10. Wrensch M, Wiencke JK, Wiemels J, Miike R, Patoka J, Moghadassi M, McMillan A, Kelsey KT, Aldape K, Lamborn KR, Parsa AT, Sison JD, Prados MD. Serum IgE, tumor epidermal growth factor receptor expression, and inherited polymorphisms associated with glioma survival. Cancer Res. 2006 Apr 15; 66(8):4531-41.
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  11. Wiencke JK, Aldape K, McMillan A, Wiemels J, Moghadassi M, Miike R, Kelsey KT, Patoka J, Long J, Wrensch M. Molecular features of adult glioma associated with patient race/ethnicity, age, and a polymorphism in O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005 Jul; 14(7):1774-83.
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  12. Greaves MF, Wiemels J. Origins of chromosome translocations in childhood leukaemia. Nat Rev Cancer. 2003 Sep; 3(9):639-49.
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