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    Kyle Walsh, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurological Surgery
    Address1450 3rd Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-514-8078
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      Collapse Biography 
      Collapse Education and Training
      The University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoralProgram in Cancer Genetics2013
      Yale UniversityPh.D.School of Public Health2011
      The Ohio State UniversityB.S.Department of Anthropology2007
      The Ohio State UniversityB.S.Department of Molecular Genetics2007
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      The Society for Neuro-Oncology2015Young Investigator Award for Clinical Research
      The Sontag Foundation2015Distinguished Scientist Award
      The Society for Neuro-Oncology2014Award for Excellence in Epidemiology Research
      UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center2013Marvin Barker Award
      The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium2013Junior Investigator Award
      The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium2011Junior Investigator Award
      Yale University School of Public Health2009Master's degree awarded "With Distinction"
      Yale University School of Public Health2007University Fellowship
      American Association for Anthropological Genetics2007Outstanding Student Presentation

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      1. Endicott AA, Taylor JW, Walsh KM. Telomere length connects melanoma and glioma predispositions. Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Mar; 8(3):423-4. PMID: 27029497.
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      2. David SP, Wang A, Kapphahn K, Hedlin H, Desai M, Henderson M, Yang L, Walsh KM, Schwartz AG, Wiencke JK, Spitz MR, Wenzlaff AS, Wrensch MR, Eaton CB, Furberg H, Mark Brown W, Goldstein BA, Assimes T, Tang H, Kooperberg CL, Quesenberry CP, Tindle H, Patel MI, Amos CI, Bergen AW, Swan GE, Stefanick ML. Gene by Environment Investigation of Incident Lung Cancer Risk in African-Americans. EBioMedicine. 2016 Feb; 4:153-61. PMID: 26981579.
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      3. Walsh KM, Ohgaki H, Wrensch MR. Epidemiology. Handb Clin Neurol. 2016; 134:3-18. PMID: 26948345.
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      4. Walsh KM, Codd V, Rice T, Nelson CP, Smirnov IV, McCoy LS, Hansen HM, Elhauge E, Ojha J, Francis SS, Madsen NR, Bracci PM, Pico AR, Molinaro AM, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Jenkins RB, Wiemels JL, Telomere Group EC, Samani NJ, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, et al. Longer genotypically-estimated leukocyte telomere length is associated with increased adult glioma risk. Oncotarget. 2015 Dec 4. PMID: 26646793.
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      5. de Smith AJ, Walsh KM, Hansen HM, Endicott AA, Wiencke JK, Metayer C, Wiemels JL, et al. Somatic Mutation Allelic Ratio Test Using ddPCR (SMART-ddPCR): An Accurate Method for Assessment of Preferential Allelic Imbalance in Tumor DNA. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0143343. PMID: 26575185.
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      6. Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Hansen HM, Smirnov IV, Gonseth S, Endicott AA, Xiao J, Rice T, Fu CH, McCoy LS, Lachance DH, Eckel-Passow JE, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR, Ma X, Metayer C, Wiemels JL, et al. A Heritable Missense Polymorphism in CDKN2A Confers Strong Risk of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Is Preferentially Selected during Clonal Evolution. Cancer Res. 2015 Nov 2. PMID: 26527286.
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      7. Wiemels JL, de Smith AJ, Xiao J, Lee ST, Muench MO, Fomin ME, Zhou M, Hansen HM, Termuhlen A, Metayer C, Walsh KM, et al. A functional polymorphism in the CEBPE gene promoter influences acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk through interaction with the hematopoietic transcription factor Ikaros. Leukemia. 2015 Sep 16. PMID: 26437776.
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      8. Rice T, Lachance DH, Molinaro AM, Eckel-Passow JE, Walsh KM, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Ostrom QT, Francis SS, Wiemels J, Jenkins RB, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR. Understanding inherited genetic risk of adult glioma - a review. Neurooncol Pract. 2016 Mar; 3(1):10-16. PMID: 26941959.
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      9. Eckel-Passow JE, Lachance DH, Molinaro AM, Walsh KM, Decker PA, Sicotte H, Pekmezci M, Rice T, Kosel ML, Smirnov IV, Sarkar G, Caron AA, Kollmeyer TM, Praska CE, Chada AR, Halder C, Hansen HM, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Marshall R, Zheng S, Reis GF, Pico AR, O'Neill BP, Buckner JC, Giannini C, Huse JT, Perry A, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Wiemels J, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Jenkins RB. Glioma Groups Based on 1p/19q, IDH, and TERT Promoter Mutations in Tumors. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 25; 372(26):2499-508. PMID: 26061753.
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      10. Walsh KM, Wiencke JK, Lachance DH, Wiemels JL, Molinaro AM, Eckel-Passow JE, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR, et al. Telomere maintenance and the etiology of adult glioma. Neuro Oncol. 2015 May 25. PMID: 26014050.
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      11. Bell RJ, Rube HT, Kreig A, Mancini A, Fouse SD, Nagarajan RP, Choi S, Hong C, He D, Pekmezci M, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Chang SM, Walsh KM, Myong S, Song JS, Costello JF. Cancer. The transcription factor GABP selectively binds and activates the mutant TERT promoter in cancer. Science. 2015 May 29; 348(6238):1036-9. PMID: 25977370.
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      12. Reis GF, Pekmezci M, Hansen HM, Rice T, Marshall RE, Molinaro AM, Phillips JJ, Vogel H, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Walsh KM, Perry A. CDKN2A Loss Is Associated With Shortened Overall Survival in Lower-Grade (World Health Organization Grades II-III) Astrocytomas. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2015 May; 74(5):442-52. PMID: 25853694.
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      13. Ostrom QT, Bauchet L, Davis FG, Deltour I, Fisher JL, Langer CE, Pekmezci M, Schwartzbaum JA, Turner MC, Walsh KM, Wrensch MR, Barnholtz-Sloan JS. Response to "The epidemiology of glioma in adults: a 'state of the science' review". Neuro Oncol. 2015 Apr; 17(4):624-6. PMID: 25762697.
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      14. Hsu LI, Chokkalingam AP, Briggs FB, Walsh K, Crouse V, Fu C, Metayer C, Wiemels JL, Barcellos LF, Buffler PA. Association of genetic variation in IKZF1, ARID5B, and CEBPE and surrogates for early-life infections with the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Hispanic children. Cancer Causes Control. 2015 Apr; 26(4):609-19. PMID: 25761407.
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      15. Claus EB, Walsh KM, Wiencke JK, Molinaro AM, Wiemels JL, Schildkraut JM, Bondy ML, Berger M, Jenkins R, Wrensch M. Survival and low-grade glioma: the emergence of genetic information. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Jan; 38(1):E6. PMID: 25552286.
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      16. Bainbridge MN, Armstrong GN, Gramatges MM, Bertuch AA, Jhangiani SN, Doddapaneni H, Lewis L, Tombrello J, Tsavachidis S, Liu Y, Jalali A, Plon SE, Lau CC, Parsons DW, Claus EB, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Il'yasova D, Schildkraut J, Ali-Osman F, Sadetzki S, Johansen C, Houlston RS, Jenkins RB, Lachance D, Olson SH, Bernstein JL, Merrell RT, Wrensch MR, Walsh KM, Davis FG, Lai R, Shete S, Aldape K, Amos CI, Thompson PA, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Melin BS, Bondy ML. Germline mutations in shelterin complex genes are associated with familial glioma. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Jan; 107(1). PMID: 25482530.
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      17. Osorio JA, Hervey-Jumper SL, Walsh KM, Clarke JL, Butowski NA, Prados MD, Berger MS. Familial gliomas: cases in two pairs of brothers. J Neurooncol. 2015 Jan; 121(1):135-40. PMID: 25208478.
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      18. Ostrom QT, Bauchet L, Davis FG, Deltour I, Fisher JL, Langer CE, Pekmezci M, Schwartzbaum JA, Turner MC, Walsh KM, Wrensch MR, Barnholtz-Sloan JS. The epidemiology of glioma in adults: a "state of the science" review. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jul; 16(7):896-913. PMID: 24842956; PMCID: PMC4057143 [Available on 07/01/15].
      19. Walsh KM, Codd V, Smirnov IV, Rice T, Decker PA, Hansen HM, Kollmeyer T, Kosel ML, Molinaro AM, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Cabriga BS, Pekmezci M, Zheng S, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Lachance DH, O'Neill BP, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE, van der Harst P, Wiencke JK, Samani NJ, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Variants near TERT and TERC influencing telomere length are associated with high-grade glioma risk. Nat Genet. 2014 Jul; 46(7):731-5. PMID: 24908248; PMCID: PMC4074274 [Available on 01/01/15].
      20. Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Welch TC, Smirnov I, Cunningham MJ, Ma X, Chokkalingam AP, Dahl GV, Roberts W, Barcellos LF, Buffler PA, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Genomic ancestry and somatic alterations correlate with age at diagnosis in Hispanic children with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Am J Hematol. 2014 Jul; 89(7):721-5. PMID: 24753091; PMCID: PMC4069235 [Available on 07/01/15].
      21. de Smith AJ, Walsh KM, Ladner MB, Zhang S, Xiao C, Cohen F, Moore TB, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Buffler PA, Trachtenberg EA, Wiemels JL. The role of KIR genes and their cognate HLA class I ligands in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2014 Apr 17; 123(16):2497-503. PMID: 24518758; PMCID: PMC3990912 [Available on 04/17/15].
      22. Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Roberts W, Barcellos LF, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. GATA3 risk alleles are associated with ancestral components in Hispanic children with ALL. Blood. 2013 Nov 7; 122(19):3385-7. PMID: 24203929; PMCID: PMC3821727.
      23. Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Dahl GV, Hsu LI, Barcellos LF, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Novel childhood ALL susceptibility locus BMI1-PIP4K2A is specifically associated with the hyperdiploid subtype. Blood. 2013 Jun 6; 121(23):4808-9. PMID: 23744494; PMCID: PMC3674678.
      24. 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. PMID: 23733245; PMCID: PMC3714154.
      25. Walsh KM, Chokkalingam AP, Hsu LI, Metayer C, de Smith AJ, Jacobs DI, Dahl GV, Loh ML, Smirnov IV, Bartley K, Ma X, Wiencke JK, Barcellos LF, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Associations between genome-wide Native American ancestry, known risk alleles and B-cell ALL risk in Hispanic children. Leukemia. 2013 Dec; 27(12):2416-9. PMID: 23615557; PMCID: PMC3864612.
      26. 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. PMID: 23361564; PMCID: PMC3635511.
      27. 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. PMID: 23280628; PMCID: PMC3670948.
      28. Walsh KM, Gorlov IP, Hansen HM, Wu X, Spitz MR, Zhang H, Lu EY, Wenzlaff AS, Sison JD, Wei C, Lloyd SM, Chen W, Frazier ML, Seldin MF, Bierut LJ, Bracci PM, Wrensch MR, Schwartz AG, Wiencke JK, Amos CI. Fine-mapping of the 5p15.33, 6p22.1-p21.31, and 15q25.1 regions identifies functional and histology-specific lung cancer susceptibility loci in African-Americans. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Feb; 22(2):251-60. PMID: 23221128; PMCID: PMC3565099.
      29. Walsh KM, Amos CI, Wenzlaff AS, Gorlov IP, Sison JD, Wu X, Spitz MR, Hansen HM, Lu EY, Wei C, Zhang H, Chen W, Lloyd SM, Frazier ML, Bracci PM, Seldin MF, Wrensch MR, Schwartz AG, Wiencke JK. Association study of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor genes identifies a novel lung cancer susceptibility locus near CHRNA1 in African-Americans. Oncotarget. 2012 Nov; 3(11):1428-38. PMID: 23232035; PMCID: PMC3717803.
      30. Jacobs DI, Walsh KM, Wrensch M, Wiencke J, Jenkins R, Houlston RS, Bondy M, Simon M, Sanson M, Gousias K, Schramm J, Labussière M, Di Stefano AL, Wichmann HE, Müller-Nurasyid M, Schreiber S, Franke A, Moebus S, Eisele L, Dewan AT, Dubrow R. Leveraging ethnic group incidence variation to investigate genetic susceptibility to glioma: a novel candidate SNP approach. Front Genet. 2012; 3:203. PMID: 23091480; PMCID: PMC3469791.
      31. DeWan AT, Egan KB, Hellenbrand K, Sorrentino K, Pizzoferrato N, Walsh KM, Bracken MB. Whole-exome sequencing of a pedigree segregating asthma. BMC Med Genet. 2012; 13:95. PMID: 23046476; PMCID: PMC3563469.
      32. Bracci PM, Sison J, Hansen H, Walsh KM, Quesenberry CP, Raz DJ, Wrensch M, Wiencke JK. Cigarette smoking associated with lung adenocarcinoma in situ in a large case-control study (SFBALCS). J Thorac Oncol. 2012 Sep; 7(9):1352-60. PMID: 22814813; PMCID: PMC3421052.
      33. 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. PMID: 22922872; PMCID: PMC3600846.
      34. Zhao L, Triche EW, Walsh KM, Bracken MB, Saftlas AF, Hoh J, Dewan AT. Genome-wide association study identifies a maternal copy-number deletion in PSG11 enriched among preeclampsia patients. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2012; 12:61. PMID: 22748001; PMCID: PMC3476390.
      35. Claus EB, Walsh KM, Calvocoressi L, Bondy ML, Schildkraut JM, Wrensch M, Wiemels JL. Cigarette smoking and risk of meningioma: the effect of gender. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jun; 21(6):943-50. PMID: 22473761; PMCID: PMC3613227.
      36. Sebastiani P, Solovieff N, Dewan AT, Walsh KM, Puca A, Hartley SW, Melista E, Andersen S, Dworkis DA, Wilk JB, Myers RH, Steinberg MH, Montano M, Baldwin CT, Hoh J, Perls TT. Genetic signatures of exceptional longevity in humans. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e29848. PMID: 22279548; PMCID: PMC3261167.
      37. Wu C, Walsh KM, Dewan AT, Hoh J, Wang Z. Disease risk prediction with rare and common variants. BMC Proc. 2011; 5 Suppl 9:S61. PMID: 22373337.
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      38. Kochar R, Walsh KM, Jain A, Spalding SJ, Hashkes PJ. Decreased use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis in the era of modern aggressive treatment. Rheumatol Int. 2012 Oct; 32(10):3055-60. PMID: 21909947.
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      39. Murk W, Walsh K, Hsu LI, Zhao L, Bracken MB, Dewan AT. Attempted replication of 50 reported asthma risk genes identifies a SNP in RAD50 as associated with childhood atopic asthma. Hum Hered. 2011; 71(2):97-105. PMID: 21734400.
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      40. Walsh KM, Bracken MB. Copy number variation in the dosage-sensitive 16p11.2 interval accounts for only a small proportion of autism incidence: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Genet Med. 2011 May; 13(5):377-84. PMID: 21289514.
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      41. Walsh KM, Choi M, Oberg K, Kulke MH, Yao JC, Wu C, Jurkiewicz M, Hsu LI, Hooshmand SM, Hassan M, Janson ET, Cunningham JL, Vosburgh E, Sackler RS, Lifton RP, Dewan AT, Hoh J. A pilot genome-wide association study shows genomic variants enriched in the non-tumor cells of patients with well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors of the ileum. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2011 Feb; 18(1):171-80. PMID: 21139019; PMCID: PMC3221459.
      42. Walsh KM, Bracken MB, Murk WK, Hoh J, Dewan AT. Association between reduced copy-number at T-cell receptor gamma (TCRgamma) and childhood allergic asthma: A possible role for somatic mosaicism. Mutat Res. 2010 Aug 7; 690(1-2):89-94. PMID: 20553737; PMCID: PMC2914201.
      43. Clendenning M, Baze ME, Sun S, Walsh K, Liyanarachchi S, Fix D, Schunemann V, Comeras I, Deacon M, Lynch JF, Gong G, Thomas BC, Thibodeau SN, Lynch HT, Hampel H, de la Chapelle A. Origins and prevalence of the American Founder Mutation of MSH2. Cancer Res. 2008 Apr 1; 68(7):2145-53. PMID: 18381419.
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