Robert W. Williams, Ph.D.

Photo of Robert W. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
855 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Office: (901) 448-7050
Fax: (901) 448-7193
Email: Robert W. Williams



Education

  • Ph.D. Institution: University of California, Davis, Physiology
  • B.A.: University of California, Santa Cruz, Psychobiology

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Research Interests

  • Systems genetics, complex trait analysis, and functional genomics
  • Control of gene expression
  • Genetics of CNS diseases and addiction
  • Visual system structure, function, development
  • Advanced methods in collaborative research, data sharing, web services

Representative Publications

  • Padula AE, Griffin WC 3rd, Lopez MF, Nimitvilai S, Cannady R, McGuier NS, Chesler EJ, Miles MF, Williams RW, Randall PK, Woodward JJ, Becker HC, Mulholland PJ. KCNN Genes that Encode Small-Conductance Ca(2+)-Activated K(+) Channels Influence Alcohol and Drug Addiction. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Feb 9. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.42. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25662840.
  • Hibar DP, Stein JL, Renteria ME, Arias-Vasquez A, Desrivières S, Jahanshad N, Toro R, Wittfeld K, Abramovic L, Andersson M, Aribisala BS, Armstrong NJ, Bernard M, Bohlken MM, Boks MP, Bralten J, Brown AA, Mallar Chakravarty M, Chen Q, Ching CR, Cuellar-Partida G, den Braber A, Giddaluru S, Goldman AL, Grimm O, Guadalupe T, Hass J, Woldehawariat G, Holmes AJ, Hoogman M, Janowitz D, Jia T, Kim S, Klein M, Kraemer B, Lee PH, Olde Loohuis LM, Luciano M, Macare C, Mather KA, Mattheisen M, Milaneschi Y, Nho K, Papmeyer M, Ramasamy A, Risacher SL, Roiz-Santiañez R, Rose EJ, Salami A, Sämann PG, Schmaal L, Schork AJ, Shin J, Strike LT, Teumer A, van Donkelaar MM, van Eijk KR, Walters RK, Westlye LT, Whelan CD, Winkler AM, Zwiers MP, Alhusaini S, Athanasiu L, Ehrlich S, Hakobjan MM, Hartberg CB, Haukvik UK, Heister AJ, Hoehn D, Kasperaviciute D, Liewald DC, Lopez LM, Makkinje RR, Matarin M, Naber MA, Reese McKay D, Needham M, Nugent AC, PĂĽtz B, Royle NA, Shen L, Sprooten E, Trabzuni D, van der Marel SS, van Hulzen KJ, Walton E, Wolf C, Almasy L, Ames D, Arepalli S, Assareh AA, Bastin ME, Brodaty H, Bulayeva KB, Carless MA, Cichon S, Corvin A, Curran JE, Czisch M, de Zubicaray GI, Dillman A, Duggirala R, Dyer TD, Erk S, Fedko IO, Ferrucci L, Foroud TM, Fox PT, Fukunaga M, Raphael Gibbs J, Göring HH, Green RC, Guelfi S, Hansell NK, Hartman CA, Hegenscheid K, Heinz A, Hernandez DG, Heslenfeld DJ, Hoekstra PJ, Holsboer F, Homuth G, Hottenga JJ, Ikeda M, Jack CR Jr, Jenkinson M, Johnson R, Kanai R, Keil M, Kent JW Jr, Kochunov P, Kwok JB, Lawrie SM, Liu X, Longo DL, McMahon KL, Meisenzahl E, Melle I, Mohnke S, Montgomery GW, Mostert JC, MĂĽhleisen TW, Nalls MA, Nichols TE, Nilsson LG, Nöthen MM, Ohi K, Olvera RL, Perez-Iglesias R, Bruce Pike G, Potkin SG, Reinvang I, Reppermund S, Rietschel M, Romanczuk-Seiferth N, Rosen GD, Rujescu D, Schnell K, Schofield PR, Smith C, Steen VM, Sussmann JE, Thalamuthu A, Toga AW, Traynor BJ, Troncoso J, Turner JA, ValdĂ©s Hernández MC, van 't Ent D, van der Brug M, van der Wee NJ, van Tol MJ, Veltman DJ, Wassink TH, Westman E, Zielke RH, Zonderman AB, Ashbrook DG, Hager R, Lu L, McMahon FJ, Morris DW, Williams RW, Brunner HG, Buckner RL, Buitelaar JK, Cahn W, Calhoun VD, Cavalleri GL, Crespo-Facorro B, Dale AM, Davies GE, Delanty N, Depondt C, Djurovic S, Drevets WC, Espeseth T, Gollub RL, Ho BC, Hoffmann W, Hosten N, Kahn RS, Le Hellard S, Meyer-Lindenberg A, MĂĽller-Myhsok B, Nauck M, Nyberg L, Pandolfo M, Penninx BW, Roffman JL, Sisodiya SM, Smoller JW, van Bokhoven H, van Haren NE, Völzke H, Walter H, Weiner MW, Wen W, White T, Agartz I, Andreassen OA, Blangero J, Boomsma DI, Brouwer RM, Cannon DM, Cookson MR, de Geus EJ, Deary IJ, Donohoe G, Fernández G, Fisher SE, Francks C, Glahn DC, Grabe HJ, Gruber O, Hardy J, Hashimoto R, Hulshoff Pol HE, Jönsson EG, Kloszewska I, Lovestone S, Mattay VS, Mecocci P, McDonald C, McIntosh AM, Ophoff RA, Paus T, Pausova Z, Ryten M, Sachdev PS, Saykin AJ, Simmons A, Singleton A, Soininen H, Wardlaw JM, Weale ME, Weinberger DR, Adams HH, Launer LJ, Seiler S, Schmidt R, Chauhan G, Satizabal CL, Becker JT, Yanek L, van der Lee SJ, Ebling M, Fischl B, Longstreth WT Jr, Greve D, Schmidt H, Nyquist P, Vinke LN, van Duijn CM, Xue L, Mazoyer B, Bis JC, Gudnason V, Seshadri S, Ikram MA; The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative; The CHARGE Consortium; EPIGEN; IMAGEN; SYS, Martin NG, Wright MJ, Schumann G, Franke B, Thompson PM, Medland SE. Common genetic variants influence human subcortical brain structures. Nature. 2015 Jan 21. doi: 10.1038/nature14101. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25607358.
  • Akay M, Fotiadis DI, Nikita KS, Williams RW. Guest-editorial: Biomedical informatics in clinical environments. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2015 Jan;19(1):149-50. doi: 10.1109/JBHI.2014.2382771. PubMed PMID: 25561444.
  • Shin DL, Pandey AK, Ziebarth JD, Mulligan MK, Williams RW, Geffers R, Hatesuer B, Schughart K, Wilk E. Segregation of a Spontaneous Klrd1 (CD94) Mutation in DBA/2 Mouse Substrains. G3 (Bethesda). 2014 Dec 17;5(2):235-9. doi: 10.1534/g3.114.015164. PubMed PMID: 25520036; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4321031.
  • Boon AC, Williams RW, Sinasac DS, Webby RJ. A novel genetic locus linked to pro-inflammatory cytokines after virulent H5N1 virus infection in mice. BMC Genomics. 2014 Nov 24;15:1017. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-1017. PubMed PMID: 25418976; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4256927.
  • Lotan A, Fenckova M, Bralten J, Alttoa A, Dixson L, Williams RW, van der Voet M. Neuroinformatic analyses of common and distinct genetic components associated with major neuropsychiatric disorders. Front Neurosci. 2014 Nov 6;8:331. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00331. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25414627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4222236.

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