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Stephen Francis, PhD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


    Collapse Biography 
    Collapse Education and Training
    University of California, Berkeley PhD2014Epidemiology
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    UCSF2016Cancer Center Impact Award
    Young Investigator Award2014Brain Tumor Epidemiology Assoc

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    HKLE-seq: an enrichment method for unbiased amplification and next-generation sequencing of all HERV-K and SVA (HKLE) insertion breakpoints genome-wide in human DNA samples
    NIH/NIGMS R15GM126562Feb 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Enders C, Hyde RJ, Selvin S, Metayer C, Francis SS. ClustR: A Space-Time Cluster Analysis R Package for Individual-level Data. Epidemiology. 2020 Mar; 31(2):224-228. PMID: 31596789.
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    2. Francis SS, Enders C, Hyde R, Gao X, Wang R, Ma X, Wiemels JL, Selvin S, Metayer C. Spatial-Temporal Cluster Analysis of Childhood Cancer in California. Epidemiology. 2020 Mar; 31(2):214-223. PMID: 31596791.
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    3. He JR, Ramakrishnan R, Hirst JE, Bonaventure A, Francis SS, Paltiel O, Håberg SE, Lemeshow S, Olsen S, Tikellis G, Magnus P, Murphy MFG, Wiemels JL, Linet MS, Dwyer T. Maternal Infection in Pregnancy and Childhood Leukemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Pediatr. 2020 Feb; 217:98-109.e8. PMID: 31810630.
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    4. de Smith AJ, Walsh KM, Morimoto LM, Francis SS, Hansen HM, Jeon S, Gonseth S, Chen M, Sun H, Luna-Fineman S, Antillón F, Girón V, Kang AY, Smirnov I, Shao X, Whitehead TP, Barcellos LF, Jolly KW, Healy J, Laverdière C, Sinnett D, Taub JW, Birch JM, Thompson PD, Pombo-de-Oliveira MS, Spector LG, DeWan AT, Mueller BA, Chiang C, Metayer C, Ma X, Wiemels JL. Heritable variation at the chromosome 21 gene ERG is associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk in children with and without Down syndrome. Leukemia. 2019 Nov; 33(11):2746-2751. PMID: 31296947.
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    5. Francis SS, Shaw GM. The Authors Respond. Epidemiology. 2019 01; 30(1):e2-e3. PMID: 30299403.
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    6. Liu S, Huang S, Chen F, Zhao L, Yuan Y, Francis SS, Fang L, Li Z, Lin L, Liu R, Zhang Y, Xu H, Li S, Zhou Y, Davies RW, Liu Q, Walters RG, Lin K, Ju J, Korneliussen T, Yang MA, Fu Q, Wang J, Zhou L, Krogh A, Zhang H, Wang W, Chen Z, Cai Z, Yin Y, Yang H, Mao M, Shendure J, Wang J, Albrechtsen A, Jin X, Nielsen R, Xu X. Genomic Analyses from Non-invasive Prenatal Testing Reveal Genetic Associations, Patterns of Viral Infections, and Chinese Population History. Cell. 2018 10 04; 175(2):347-359.e14. PMID: 30290141.
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    7. de Smith AJ, Walsh KM, Francis SS, Zhang C, Hansen HM, Smirnov I, Morimoto L, Whitehead TP, Kang A, Shao X, Barcellos LF, McKean-Cowdin R, Zhang L, Fu C, Wang R, Yu H, Hoh J, Dewan AT, Metayer C, Ma X, Wiemels JL. BMI1 enhancer polymorphism underlies chromosome 10p12.31 association with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Int J Cancer. 2018 12 01; 143(11):2647-2658. PMID: 29923177.
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    8. Wallace AD, Wendt GA, Barcellos LF, de Smith AJ, Walsh KM, Metayer C, Costello JF, Wiemels JL, Francis SS. To ERV Is Human: A Phenotype-Wide Scan Linking Polymorphic Human Endogenous Retrovirus-K Insertions to Complex Phenotypes. Front Genet. 2018; 9:298. PMID: 30154825.
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    9. Wallace AD, Francis SS, Ma X, McKean-Cowdin R, Selvin S, Whitehead TP, Barcellos LF, Kang AY, Morimoto L, Moore TB, Wiemels JL, Metayer C. Allergies and Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Case-Control Study and Meta-analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 10; 27(10):1142-1150. PMID: 30068517.
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    10. Francis SS, Wiemels JL, Yang W, Shaw GM. Herpesvirus Infection in Infants with Gastroschisis. Epidemiology. 2018 07; 29(4):571-573. PMID: 29634591.
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    11. Wiemels JL, Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Metayer C, Gonseth S, Hansen HM, Francis SS, Ojha J, Smirnov I, Barcellos L, Xiao X, Morimoto L, McKean-Cowdin R, Wang R, Yu H, Hoh J, DeWan AT, Ma X. GWAS in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia reveals novel genetic associations at chromosomes 17q12 and 8q24.21. Nat Commun. 2018 01 18; 9(1):286. PMID: 29348612.
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    12. Wallace AD, Francis SS, Shao X, de Smith AJ, Walsh KM, Mckean-Cowdin R, Ma X, Dahl G, Barcellos LF, Wiemels JL, Metayer C. A germ-line deletion of APOBEC3B does not contribute to subtype-specific childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia etiology. Haematologica. 2018 01; 103(1):e29-e31. PMID: 29025908.
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    13. Wang R, Wiemels JL, Metayer C, Morimoto L, Francis SS, Kadan-Lottick N, DeWan AT, Zhang Y, Ma X. Cesarean Section and Risk of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in a Population-Based, Record-Linkage Study in California. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 01 15; 185(2):96-105. PMID: 27986703.
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    14. Francis SS, Wallace AD, Wendt GA, Li L, Liu F, Riley LW, Kogan S, Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Dahl GV, Ma X, Delwart E, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. In utero cytomegalovirus infection and development of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2017 03 23; 129(12):1680-1684. PMID: 27979823.
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    15. de Smith AJ, Ojha J, Francis SS, Sanders E, Endicott AA, Hansen HM, Smirnov I, Termuhlen AM, Walsh KM, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Clonal and microclonal mutational heterogeneity in high hyperdiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Oncotarget. 2016 Nov 08; 7(45):72733-72745. PMID: 27683039.
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    16. Francis SS, Plucinski MM, Wallace AD, Riley LW. Genotyping Oral Commensal Bacteria to Predict Social Contact and Structure. PLoS One. 2016; 11(9):e0160201. PMID: 27684062.
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    17. Walsh KM, Whitehead TP, de Smith AJ, Smirnov IV, Park M, Endicott AA, Francis SS, Codd V, Samani NJ, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Common genetic variants associated with telomere length confer risk for neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers. Carcinogenesis. 2016 06; 37(6):576-582. PMID: 27207662.
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    18. Marcotte EL, Thomopoulos TP, Infante-Rivard C, Clavel J, Petridou ET, Schüz J, Ezzat S, Dockerty JD, Metayer C, Magnani C, Scheurer ME, Mueller BA, Mora AM, Wesseling C, Skalkidou A, Rashed WM, Francis SS, Ajrouche R, Erdmann F, Orsi L, Spector LG. Caesarean delivery and risk of childhood leukaemia: a pooled analysis from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium (CLIC). Lancet Haematol. 2016 Apr; 3(4):e176-85. PMID: 27063976.
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    19. Davé V, Street K, Francis S, Bradman A, Riley L, Eskenazi B, Holland N. Bacterial microbiome of breast milk and child saliva from low-income Mexican-American women and children. Pediatr Res. 2016 06; 79(6):846-54. PMID: 26756784.
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    20. 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, Samani NJ, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR. Longer genotypically-estimated leukocyte telomere length is associated with increased adult glioma risk. Oncotarget. 2015 Dec 15; 6(40):42468-77. PMID: 26646793.
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    21. 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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    22. Laux da Costa L, Delcroix M, Dalla Costa ER, Prestes IV, Milano M, Francis SS, Unis G, Silva DR, Riley LW, Rossetti ML. A real-time PCR signature to discriminate between tuberculosis and other pulmonary diseases. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015 Jul; 95(4):421-5. PMID: 26025597.
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    23. Francis SS, Riley LW. Metagenomic epidemiology: a new frontier. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2015 Apr; 69(4):306-8. PMID: 25248921.
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    24. Francis SS, Selvin S, Metayer C, Wallace AD, Crouse V, Moore TB, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Mode of delivery and risk of childhood leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 May; 23(5):876-81. PMID: 24618997.
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    25. Francis SS, Sfakianos J, Lo B, Mellman I. A hierarchy of signals regulates entry of membrane proteins into the ciliary membrane domain in epithelial cells. J Cell Biol. 2011 Apr 04; 193(1):219-33. PMID: 21444686.
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    26. Francis SS, Selvin S, Yang W, Buffler PA, Wiemels JL. Unusual space-time patterning of the Fallon, Nevada leukemia cluster: Evidence of an infectious etiology. Chem Biol Interact. 2012 Apr 05; 196(3):102-9. PMID: 21352818.
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    27. Shah NP, Kantarjian HM, Kim DW, Réa D, Dorlhiac-Llacer PE, Milone JH, Vela-Ojeda J, Silver RT, Khoury HJ, Charbonnier A, Khoroshko N, Paquette RL, Deininger M, Collins RH, Otero I, Hughes T, Bleickardt E, Strauss L, Francis S, Hochhaus A. Intermittent target inhibition with dasatinib 100 mg once daily preserves efficacy and improves tolerability in imatinib-resistant and -intolerant chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jul 01; 26(19):3204-12. PMID: 18541900.
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