Robert W. Williams, Ph.D.

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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

  • 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. pii: g3.114.015164. doi: 10.1534/g3.114.015164. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25520036.
  • 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.
  • Ashbrook DG, Williams RW, Lu L, Stein JL, Hibar DP, Nichols TE, Medland SE, Thompson PM, Hager R. Joint genetic analysis of hippocampal size in mouse and human identifies a novel gene linked to neurodegenerative disease. BMC Genomics. 2014 Oct 3;15:850. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-850. PubMed PMID: 25280473; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4192369.
  • Jones BC, O'Callaghan JP, Lu L, Williams RW, Alam G, Miller DB. Genetic correlational analysis reveals no association between MPP+ and the severity of striatal dopaminergic damage following MPTP treatment in BXD mouse strains. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2014 Sep-Oct;45:91-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2014.08.005. Epub 2014 Sep 2. PubMed PMID: 25192776.
  • Pandey AK, Williams RW. Genetics of gene expression in CNS. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2014;116:195-231. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801105-8.00008-4. PubMed PMID: 25172476; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4258695.

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