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Julian Hecker, Ph.D.


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  1. Hahn G, Wu CM, Lee S, Lutz SM, Khurana S, Baden LR, Haneuse S, Qiao D, Hecker J, DeMeo DL, Tanzi RE, Choudhary MC, Etemad B, Mohammadi A, Esmaeilzadeh E, Cho MH, Li JZ, Randolph AG, Laird NM, Weiss ST, Silverman EK, Ribbeck K, Lange C. Genome-wide association analysis of COVID-19 mortality risk in SARS-CoV-2 genomes identifies mutation in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that colocalizes with P.1 of the Brazilian strain. Genet Epidemiol. 2021 10; 45(7):685-693. PMID: 34159627.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Lee S, Lasky-Su J, Won S, Laurie C, Celedón JC, Lange C, Weiss S, Hecker J. Novel recessive locus for body mass index in childhood asthma. Thorax. 2021 Apr 22. PMID: 33888571.
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  3. Lee S, Lasky-Su JA, Lange C, Kim W, Kumar PL, McDonald MN, Vaz Fragoso CA, Laurie C, Raby BA, Celedón JC, Cho MH, Won S, Weiss ST, Hecker J. A novel locus for exertional dyspnoea in childhood asthma. Eur Respir J. 2021 02; 57(2). PMID: 32855217.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Hecker J, William Townes F, Kachroo P, Laurie C, Lasky-Su J, Ziniti J, Cho MH, Weiss ST, Laird NM, Lange C. A unifying framework for rare variant association testing in family-based designs, including higher criticism approaches, SKATs, and burden tests. Bioinformatics. 2020 Dec 26. PMID: 33367522.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  5. Lee S, Lasky-Su J, Kim W, Won S, Laurie C, Celedón JC, Lange C, Weiss ST, Hecker J. An interaction of the 17q12-21 locus with mold exposure in childhood asthma. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2021 02; 32(2):373-376. PMID: 32946604.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  6. Hahn G, Lutz SM, Hecker J, Prokopenko D, Cho MH, Silverman EK, Weiss ST, Lange C. locStra: Fast analysis of regional/global stratification in whole-genome sequencing studies. Genet Epidemiol. 2021 02; 45(1):82-98. PMID: 32929743.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Prokopenko D, Hecker J, Kirchner R, Chapman BA, Hoffman O, Mullin K, Hide W, Bertram L, Laird N, DeMeo DL, Lange C, Tanzi RE. Identification of Novel Alzheimer's Disease Loci Using Sex-Specific Family-Based Association Analysis of Whole-Genome Sequence Data. Sci Rep. 2020 03 19; 10(1):5029. PMID: 32193444.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Böhmer AC, Hecker J, Schröder J, Gharahkhani P, May A, Gerges C, Anders M, Becker J, Hess T, Kreuser N, Thieme R, Noder T, Venerito M, Veits L, Schmidt T, Fuchs C, Izbicki JR, Hölscher AH, Dietrich A, Moulla Y, Lyros O, Lang H, Lorenz D, Schumacher B, Mayershofer R, Vashist Y, Ott K, Vieth M, Weismüller J, Moebus S, Knapp M, Neuhaus H, Rösch T, Ell C, Nöthen MM, Whiteman DC, Tomlinson I, Jankowski J, Fitzgerald RC, Palles C, Vaughan TL, Gockel I, Thrift AP, Fier H, Schumacher J. Shared Genetic Etiology of Obesity-Related Traits and Barrett's Esophagus/Adenocarcinoma: Insights from Genome-Wide Association Studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 02; 29(2):427-433. PMID: 31748258.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Hecker J, Ruczinski I, Cho MH, Silverman EK, Coull B, Lange C. A flexible and nearly optimal sequential testing approach to randomized testing: QUICK-STOP. Genet Epidemiol. 2020 03; 44(2):139-147. PMID: 31713269.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Forstner AJ, Awasthi S, Wolf C, Maron E, Erhardt A, Czamara D, Eriksson E, Lavebratt C, Allgulander C, Friedrich N, Becker J, Hecker J, Rambau S, Conrad R, Geiser F, McMahon FJ, Moebus S, Hess T, Buerfent BC, Hoffmann P, Herms S, Heilmann-Heimbach S, Kockum I, Olsson T, Alfredsson L, Weber H, Alpers GW, Arolt V, Fehm L, Fydrich T, Gerlach AL, Hamm A, Kircher T, Pané-Farré CA, Pauli P, Rief W, Ströhle A, Plag J, Lang T, Wittchen HU, Mattheisen M, Meier S, Metspalu A, Domschke K, Reif A, Hovatta I, Lindefors N, Andersson E, Schalling M, Mbarek H, Milaneschi Y, de Geus EJC, Boomsma DI, Penninx BWJH, Thorgeirsson TE, Steinberg S, Stefansson K, Stefansson H, Müller-Myhsok B, Hansen TF, Børglum AD, Werge T, Mortensen PB, Nordentoft M, Hougaard DM, Hultman CM, Sullivan PF, Nöthen MM, Woldbye DPD, Mors O, Binder EB, Rück C, Ripke S, Deckert J, Schumacher J. Genome-wide association study of panic disorder reveals genetic overlap with neuroticism and depression. Mol Psychiatry. 2021 Aug; 26(8):4179-4190. PMID: 31712720.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  11. Kachroo P, Hecker J, Chawes BL, Ahluwalia TS, Cho MH, Qiao D, Kelly RS, Chu SH, Virkud YV, Huang M, Barnes KC, Burchard EG, Eng C, Hu D, Celedón JC, Daya M, Levin AM, Gui H, Williams LK, Forno E, Mak ACY, Avila L, Soto-Quiros ME, Cloutier MM, Acosta-Pérez E, Canino G, Bønnelykke K, Bisgaard H, Raby BA, Lange C, Weiss ST, Lasky-Su JA. Whole Genome Sequencing Identifies CRISPLD2 as a Lung Function Gene in Children With Asthma. Chest. 2019 12; 156(6):1068-1079. PMID: 31557467.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Ragland MF, Benway CJ, Lutz SM, Bowler RP, Hecker J, Hokanson JE, Crapo JD, Castaldi PJ, DeMeo DL, Hersh CP, Hobbs BD, Lange C, Beaty TH, Cho MH, Silverman EK. Genetic Advances in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Insights from COPDGene. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 09 15; 200(6):677-690. PMID: 30908940.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. An J, Won S, Lutz SM, Hecker J, Lange C. Effect of population stratification on SNP-by-environment interaction. Genet Epidemiol. 2019 12; 43(8):1046-1055. PMID: 31429121.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Hecker J, Laird N, Lange C. A comparison of popular TDT-generalizations for family-based association analysis. Genet Epidemiol. 2019 04; 43(3):300-317. PMID: 30609057.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Maaser A, Forstner AJ, Strohmaier J, Hecker J, Ludwig KU, Sivalingam S, Streit F, Degenhardt F, Witt SH, Reinbold CS, Koller AC, Raff R, Heilmann-Heimbach S, Fischer SB, Herms S, Hoffmann P, Thiele H, Nürnberg P, Löhlein Fier H, Orozco-Díaz G, Carmenate-Naranjo D, Proenza-Barzaga N, Auburger GWJ, Andlauer TFM, Cichon S, Marcheco-Teruel B, Mors O, Rietschel M, Nöthen MM. Exome sequencing in large, multiplex bipolar disorder families from Cuba. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0205895. PMID: 30379966.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Hecker J, Prokopenko D, Lange C, Fier HL. PolyGEE: a generalized estimating equation approach to the efficient and robust estimation of polygenic effects in large-scale association studies. Biostatistics. 2018 07 01; 19(3):295-306. PMID: 28968646.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Hecker J, Xu X, Townes FW, Loehlein Fier H, Corcoran C, Laird N, Lange C. Family-based tests for associating haplotypes with general phenotype data: Improving the FBAT-haplotype algorithm. Genet Epidemiol. 2018 02; 42(1):123-126. PMID: 29159827.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Hecker J, Maaser A, Prokopenko D, Fier HL, Lange C. Reporting Correct p Values in VEGAS Analyses. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2017 06; 20(3):257-259. PMID: 28345502.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Loehlein Fier H, Prokopenko D, Hecker J, Cho MH, Silverman EK, Weiss ST, Tanzi RE, Lange C. On the association analysis of genome-sequencing data: A spatial clustering approach for partitioning the entire genome into nonoverlapping windows. Genet Epidemiol. 2017 05; 41(4):332-340. PMID: 28318110.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Heilmann-Heimbach S, Herold C, Hochfeld LM, Hillmer AM, Nyholt DR, Hecker J, Javed A, Chew EG, Pechlivanis S, Drichel D, Heng XT, Del Rosario RC, Fier HL, Paus R, Rueedi R, Galesloot TE, Moebus S, Anhalt T, Prabhakar S, Li R, Kanoni S, Papanikolaou G, Kutalik Z, Deloukas P, Philpott MP, Waeber G, Spector TD, Vollenweider P, Kiemeney LA, Dedoussis G, Richards JB, Nothnagel M, Martin NG, Becker T, Hinds DA, Nöthen MM. Meta-analysis identifies novel risk loci and yields systematic insights into the biology of male-pattern baldness. Nat Commun. 2017 03 08; 8:14694. PMID: 28272467.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  21. Forstner AJ, Hecker J, Hofmann A, Maaser A, Reinbold CS, Mühleisen TW, Leber M, Strohmaier J, Degenhardt F, Treutlein J, Mattheisen M, Schumacher J, Streit F, Meier S, Herms S, Hoffmann P, Lacour A, Witt SH, Reif A, Müller-Myhsok B, Lucae S, Maier W, Schwarz M, Vedder H, Kammerer-Ciernioch J, Pfennig A, Bauer M, Hautzinger M, Moebus S, Schenk LM, Fischer SB, Sivalingam S, Czerski PM, Hauser J, Lissowska J, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Brennan P, McKay JD, Wright A, Mitchell PB, Fullerton JM, Schofield PR, Montgomery GW, Medland SE, Gordon SD, Martin NG, Krasnov V, Chuchalin A, Babadjanova G, Pantelejeva G, Abramova LI, Tiganov AS, Polonikov A, Khusnutdinova E, Alda M, Cruceanu C, Rouleau GA, Turecki G, Laprise C, Rivas F, Mayoral F, Kogevinas M, Grigoroiu-Serbanescu M, Becker T, Schulze TG, Rietschel M, Cichon S, Fier H, Nöthen MM. Identification of shared risk loci and pathways for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171595. PMID: 28166306.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  22. Chang H, Li L, Peng T, Grigoroiu-Serbanescu M, Bergen SE, Landén M, Hultman CM, Forstner AJ, Strohmaier J, Hecker J, Schulze TG, Müller-Myhsok B, Reif A, Mitchell PB, Martin NG, Cichon S, Nöthen MM, Jamain S, Leboyer M, Bellivier F, Etain B, Kahn JP, Henry C, Rietschel M, Xiao X, Li M. Identification of a Bipolar Disorder Vulnerable Gene CHDH at 3p21.1. Mol Neurobiol. 2017 09; 54(7):5166-5176. PMID: 27562178.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Prokopenko D, Hecker J, Silverman EK, Pagano M, Nöthen MM, Dina C, Lange C, Fier HL. Utilizing the Jaccard index to reveal population stratification in sequencing data: a simulation study and an application to the 1000 Genomes Project. Bioinformatics. 2016 05 01; 32(9):1366-72. PMID: 26722118.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  24. Hecker J, Prokopenko D, Lange C, Fier HL. On the Recombination Rate Estimation in the Presence of Population Substructure. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0145152. PMID: 26716445.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Li M, Huang L, Grigoroiu-Serbanescu M, Bergen SE, Landén M, Hultman CM, Forstner AJ, Strohmaier J, Hecker J, Schulze TG, Müller-Myhsok B, Reif A, Mitchell PB, Martin NG, Cichon S, Nöthen MM, Alkelai A, Lerer B, Jamain S, Leboyer M, Bellivier F, Etain B, Kahn JP, Henry C, Rietschel M. Convergent Lines of Evidence Support LRP8 as a Susceptibility Gene for Psychosis. Mol Neurobiol. 2016 12; 53(10):6608-6619. PMID: 26637325.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  26. Prokopenko D, Hecker J, Silverman E, Nöthen MM, Schmid M, Lange C, Loehlein Fier H. Using Network Methodology to Infer Population Substructure. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0130708. PMID: 26098940.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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