John S. Witte, PhD

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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Professor, Department of Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Urology, UCSF; Leader, Cancer Genetics Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

wittej@humgen.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 502-6882 (voice)
Box 0794, UCSF, San Francisco, CA 94143-0794

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Education

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, BS, 1986, Mathematical Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, CA, MS, 1988, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, PhD, 1994, Epidemiology


Professional Experience

  • 1994-1995
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
  • 1995-1999
    Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University
  • 1999-2003
    Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2003-present
    Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2005-present
    Leader, Program in Cancer Genetics and Epidemiology, UC San Francisco
  • 2005-present
    Associate Director, Institute for Human Genetics, UC, San Francisco
  • 2008-present
    Head, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, UC, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1986
    Undergraduate Honors, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1989-1994
    National Research Service Award, NIH
  • 1994
    Ruth F. Richards Outstanding Student Award, UCLA School of Public Health Alumni Association
  • 1999-2000
    Glennan Fellow, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2002-2003
    Visiting Scientist Award, International Agency for Research on Cancer

Selected Publications

  1. Zaitlen N, Pasaniuc B, Sankararaman S, Bhatia G, Zhang J, Gusev A, Young T, Tandon A, Pollack S, Vilhjálmsson BJ, Assimes TL, Berndt SI, Blot WJ, Chanock S, Franceschini N, Goodman PG, He J, Hennis AJ, Hsing A, Ingles SA, Isaacs W, Kittles RA, Klein EA, Lange LA, Nemesure B, Patterson N, Reich D, Rybicki BA, Stanford JL, Stevens VL, Strom SS, Whitsel EA, Witte JS, Xu J, Haiman C, Wilson JG, Kooperberg C, Stram D, Reiner AP, Tang H, Price AL. Leveraging population admixture to characterize the heritability of complex traits. Nat Genet. 2014 Dec; 46(12):1356-62.
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  2. Weng PH, Huang YL, Page JH, Chen JH, Xu J, Koutros S, Berndt S, Chanock S, Yeager M, Witte JS, Eeles RA, Easton DF, Neal DE, Donovan J, Hamdy FC, Muir KR, Giles G, Severi G, Smith JR, Balistreri CR, Shui IM, Chen YC. Polymorphisms of an innate immune gene, toll-like receptor 4, and aggressive prostate cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e110569.
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  3. Gerstenberger JP, Bauer SR, Van Blarigan EL, Sosa E, Song X, Witte JS, Carroll PR, Chan JM. Selenoprotein and antioxidant genes and the risk of high-grade prostate cancer and prostate cancer recurrence. Prostate. 2015 Jan; 75(1):60-9.
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  4. Bhatia G, Tandon A, Patterson N, Aldrich MC, Ambrosone CB, Amos C, Bandera EV, Berndt SI, Bernstein L, Blot WJ, Bock CH, Caporaso N, Casey G, Deming SL, Diver WR, Gapstur SM, Gillanders EM, Harris CC, Henderson BE, Ingles SA, Isaacs W, De Jager PL, John EM, Kittles RA, Larkin E, McNeill LH, Millikan RC, Murphy A, Neslund-Dudas C, Nyante S, Press MF, Rodriguez-Gil JL, Rybicki BA, Schwartz AG, Signorello LB, Spitz M, Strom SS, Tucker MA, Wiencke JK, Witte JS, Wu X, Yamamura Y, Zanetti KA, Zheng W, Ziegler RG, Chanock SJ, Haiman CA, Reich D, Price AL. Genome-wide Scan of 29,141 African Americans Finds No Evidence of Directional Selection since Admixture. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Oct 2; 95(4):437-44.
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  5. Witte JS, Visscher PM, Wray NR. The contribution of genetic variants to disease depends on the ruler. Nat Rev Genet. 2014 Nov; 15(11):765-76.
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  6. Al Olama AA, Kote-Jarai Z, Berndt SI, Conti DV, Schumacher F, Han Y, Benlloch S, Hazelett DJ, Wang Z, Saunders E, Leongamornlert D, Lindstrom S, Jugurnauth-Little S, Dadaev T, Tymrakiewicz M, Stram DO, Rand K, Wan P, Stram A, Sheng X, Pooler LC, Park K, Xia L, Tyrer J, Kolonel LN, Le Marchand L, Hoover RN, Machiela MJ, Yeager M, Burdette L, Chung CC, Hutchinson A, Yu K, Goh C, Ahmed M, Govindasami K, Guy M, Tammela TL, Auvinen A, Wahlfors T, Schleutker J, Visakorpi T, Leinonen KA, Xu J, Aly M, Donovan J, Travis RC, Key TJ, Siddiq A, Canzian F, Khaw KT, Takahashi A, Kubo M, Pharoah P, Pashayan N, Weischer M, Nordestgaard BG, Nielsen SF, Klarskov P, Røder MA, Iversen P, Thibodeau SN, McDonnell SK, Schaid DJ, Stanford JL, Kolb S, Holt S, Knudsen B, Coll AH, Gapstur SM, Diver WR, Stevens VL, Maier C, Luedeke M, Herkommer K, Rinckleb AE, Strom SS, Pettaway C, Yeboah ED, Tettey Y, Biritwum RB, Adjei AA, Tay E, Truelove A, Niwa S, Chokkalingam AP, Cannon-Albright L, Cybulski C, Wokolorczyk D, Kluzniak W, Park J, Sellers T, Lin HY, Isaacs WB, Partin AW, Brenner H, Dieffenbach AK, Stegmaier C, Chen C, Giovannucci EL, Ma J, Stampfer M, Penney KL, Mucci L, John EM, Ingles SA, Kittles RA, Murphy AB, Pandha H, Michael A, Kierzek AM, Blot W, Signorello LB, Zheng W, Albanes D, Virtamo J, Weinstein S, Nemesure B, Carpten J, Leske C, Wu SY, Hennis A, Kibel AS, Rybicki BA, Neslund-Dudas C, Hsing AW, Chu L, Goodman PJ, Klein EA, Zheng SL, Batra J, Clements J, Spurdle A, Teixeira MR, Paulo P, Maia S, Slavov C, Kaneva R, Mitev V, Witte JS, Casey G, Gillanders EM, Seminara D, Riboli E, Hamdy FC, Coetzee GA, Li Q, Freedman ML, Hunter DJ, Muir K, Gronberg H, Neal DE, Southey M, Giles GG, Severi G. A meta-analysis of 87,040 individuals identifies 23 new susceptibility loci for prostate cancer. Nat Genet. 2014 Oct; 46(10):1103-9.
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  7. Rosenstein BS, West CM, Bentzen SM, Alsner J, Andreassen CN, Azria D, Barnett GC, Baumann M, Burnet N, Chang-Claude J, Chuang EY, Coles CE, Dekker A, De Ruyck K, De Ruysscher D, Drumea K, Dunning AM, Easton D, Eeles R, Fachal L, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Haustermans K, Henríquez-Hernández LA, Imai T, Jones GD, Kerns SL, Liao Z, Onel K, Ostrer H, Parliament M, Pharoah PD, Rebbeck TR, Talbot CJ, Thierens H, Vega A, Witte JS, Wong P, Zenhausern F. Radiogenomics: radiobiology enters the era of big data and team science. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jul 15; 89(4):709-13.
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  8. Hoffmann TJ, Shaw GM, Stevenson DK, Wang H, Quaintance CC, Oehlert J, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Gould JB, Witte JS, O'Brodovich HM. Copy number variation in bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Oct; 164(10):2672-5.
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  9. Levin AM, Lindquist KJ, Avila A, Witte JS, Paris PL, Rybicki BA. Performance of the Genomic Evaluators of Metastatic Prostate Cancer (GEMCaP) Tumor Biomarker for Identifying Recurrent Disease in African American Patients. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Aug; 23(8):1677-82.
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  10. Goswami S, Yee SW, Stocker S, Mosley JD, Kubo M, Castro R, Mefford JA, Wen C, Liang X, Witte J, Brett C, Maeda S, Simpson MD, Hedderson MM, Davis RL, Roden DM, Giacomini KM, Savic RM. Genetic variants in transcription factors are associated with the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of metformin. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Sep; 96(3):370-9.
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  11. Van Blarigan EL, Ma J, Kenfield SA, Stampfer MJ, Sesso HD, Giovannucci EL, Witte JS, Erdman JW, Chan JM, Penney KL. Plasma Antioxidants, Genetic Variation in SOD2, CAT, GPX1, GPX4, and Prostate Cancer Survival. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jun; 23(6):1037-46.
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  12. Hobbs CA, Chowdhury S, Cleves MA, Erickson S, Macleod SL, Shaw GM, Shete S, Witte JS, Tycko B. Genetic epidemiology and nonsyndromic structural birth defects: from candidate genes to epigenetics. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Apr 1; 168(4):371-7.
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  13. Jenkins MM, Reefhuis J, Gallagher ML, Mulle JG, Hoffmann TJ, Koontz DA, Sturchio C, Rasmussen SA, Witte JS, Richter P, Honein MA. Maternal smoking, xenobiotic metabolizing enzyme gene variants, and gastroschisis risk. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Jun; 164(6):1454-63.
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  14. Chhibber A, Mefford J, Stahl EA, Pendergrass SA, Baldwin RM, Owzar K, Li M, Winer EP, Hudis CA, Zembutsu H, Kubo M, Nakamura Y, McLeod HL, Ratain MJ, Shulman LN, Ritchie MD, Plenge RM, Witte JS, Kroetz DL. Polygenic inheritance of paclitaxel-induced sensory peripheral neuropathy driven by axon outgrowth gene sets in CALGB 40101 (Alliance). Pharmacogenomics J. 2014 Aug; 14(4):336-42.
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  15. Mosley JD, Van Driest SL, Larkin EK, Weeke PE, Witte JS, Wells QS, Karnes JH, Guo Y, Bastarache L, Olson LM, McCarty CA, Pacheco JA, Jarvik GP, Carrell DS, Larson EB, Crosslin DR, Kullo IJ, Tromp G, Kuivaniemi H, Carey DJ, Ritchie MD, Denny JC, Roden DM. Mechanistic Phenotypes: An Aggregative Phenotyping Strategy to Identify Disease Mechanisms Using GWAS Data. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e81503.
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  16. Carmichael SL, Witte JS, Ma C, Lammer EJ, Shaw GM. Hypospadias and variants in genes related to sex hormone biosynthesis and metabolism. Andrology. 2014 Jan; 2(1):130-7.
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  17. Bauer SR, Richman EL, Sosa E, Weinberg V, Song X, Witte JS, Carroll PR, Chan JM. Antioxidant and vitamin E transport genes and risk of high-grade prostate cancer and prostate cancer recurrence. Prostate. 2013 Dec; 73(16):1786-95.
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  18. Genetic relationship between five psychiatric disorders estimated from genome-wide SNPs. Nat Genet. 2013 Sep; 45(9):984-94.
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  19. Wang H, St Julien KR, Stevenson DK, Hoffmann TJ, Witte JS, Lazzeroni LC, Krasnow MA, Quaintance CC, Oehlert JW, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Gould JB, Shaw GM, O'Brodovich HM. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatrics. 2013 Aug; 132(2):290-7.
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  20. Markova SM, De Marco T, Bendjilali N, Kobashigawa EA, Mefford J, Sodhi J, Le H, Zhang C, Halladay J, Rettie AE, Khojasteh C, McGlothlin D, Wu AH, Hsueh WC, Witte JS, Schwartz JB, Kroetz DL. Association of CYP2C9*2 With Bosentan-Induced Liver Injury. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Dec; 94(6):678-86.
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