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Yu-Ching  Cheng
 

Yu-Ching Cheng Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Secondary Appointments: Epidemiology & Public Health
ycheng@medicine.umaryland.edu
Location: MSTF, 300C
Phone: 410-706-2913

Personal History:

My research focuses on utilizing a variety of statistical methods to identify genetic and environmental factors that predispose individuals to a variety of complex diseases, including stroke, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. I am also interested in discerning the differential genetic effects on diseases among populations of different ethnicity and how environmental exposures may interact with genes to influence the disease risk. Genome-wide association study and admixture mapping are among the common approaches that I use to understand the genetic contributions to complex diseases.


Publications:

Post W, Bielak LF, Ryan KA, Cheng Y-C, Shen H, Rumberger JA, Sheedy PF, Shuldiner AR, Peyser PA, Mitchell BD. Determinants of coronary artery and aortic calcification in the old order amish. Circulation. 2007; 115:717-724

Cheng Y-C, Kao W-HL, Mitchell BD, O'Connell JR, Shen H, McArdle PF, Gibson Q, Ryan KA, Shuldiner AR, Pollin TI. Genome-wide association scan identifies variants near matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) genes on chromosome 11q21–22 strongly associated with serum mmp-1 levels / clinical perspective. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. 2009;2:329-337

Cheng Y-C, Kao W-HL, Mitchell BD, Sharrett AR, Ryan KA, Vogel RA, Shuldiner AR, Pollin TI. Genetic effects on postprandial variations of inflammatory markers in healthy individuals. Obesity. 2010;18:1417-1422

Musunuru K, Post WS, Herzog W, Shen H, O'Connell JR, McArdle PF, Ryan KA, Gibson Q, Cheng Y-C, Clearfield E, Johnson AD, Tofler G, Yang Q, O'Donnell CJ, Becker DM, Yanek LR, Becker LC, Faraday N, Bielak LF, Peyser PA, Shuldiner AR, Mitchell BD. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms on chromosome 9p21.3 with platelet reactivity / clinical perspective. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. 2010;3:445-453

Anderson CD, Biffi A, Rahman R, Ross OA, Jagiella JM, Kissela B, Cole JW, Cortellini L, Rost NS, Cheng Y-C, Greenberg SM, de Bakker PIW, Brown RD, Brott TG, Mitchell BD, Broderick JP, Worrall BB, Furie KL, Kittner SJ, Woo D, Slowik A, Meschia JF, Saxena R, Rosand J, on behalf of the International Stroke Genetics C. Common mitochondrial sequence variants in ischemic stroke. Annals of Neurology. 2011;69:471-480

Bis JC, Kavousi M, Franceschini N, Isaacs A, Abecasis GR, Schminke U, Post WS, Smith AV, Cupples LA, Markus HS, Schmidt R, Huffman JE, Lehtimaki T, Baumert J, Munzel T, Heckbert SR, Dehghan A, North K, Oostra B, Bevan S, Stoegerer E-M, Hayward C, Raitakari O, Meisinger C, Schillert A, Sanna S, Volzke H, Cheng Y-C, Thorsson B, Fox CS, Rice K, Rivadeneira F, Nambi V, Halperin E, Petrovic KE, Peltonen L, Wichmann HE, Schnabel RB, Dorr M, Parsa A, Aspelund T, Demissie S, Kathiresan S, Reilly MP, Taylor K, Uitterlinden A, Couper DJ, Sitzer M, Kahonen M, Illig T, Wild PS, Orru M, Ludemann J, Shuldiner AR, Eiriksdottir G, White CC, Rotter JI, Hofman A, Seissler J, Zeller T, Usala G, Ernst F, Launer LJ, D'Agostino RB, O'Leary DH, Ballantyne C, Thiery J, Ziegler A, Lakatta EG, Chilukoti RK, Harris TB, Wolf PA, Psaty BM, Polak JF, Li X, Rathmann W, Uda M, Boerwinkle E, Klopp N, Schmidt H, Wilson JF, Viikari J, Koenig W, Blankenberg S, Newman AB, Witteman J, Heiss G, Duijn Cv, Scuteri A, Homuth G, Mitchell BD, Gudnason V, O'Donnell CJ. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies from the charge consortium identifies common variants associated with carotid intima media thickness and plaque. Nat Genet. 2011;43:940-947

Cheng Y-C, O’Connell JR, Cole JW, Stine OC, Dueker N, McArdle PF, Sparks MJ, Shen J, Laurie CC, Nelson S, Doheny KF, Ling H, Pugh EW, Brott TG, Brown RD, Meschia JF, Nalls M, Rich SS, Worrall B, Anderson CD, Biffi A, Cortellini L, Furie KL, Rost NS, Rosand J, Manolio TA, Kittner SJ, Mitchell BD. Genome-wide association analysis of ischemic stroke in young adults. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 2011;1:505-514

Cheng Y-C, Anderson CD, Bione S, Keene K, Maguire JM, Nalls M, Rasheed A, Zeginigg M, Attia J, Baker R, Barlera S, Biffi A, Bookman E, Brott TG, Brown RD Jr., Chen F, Chen WM, Ciusani E, Cole JW, Cortellini L, Danesh J, Doheny K, Ferrucci L, Franzosi MG, Frossard P, Furie KL, Golledge J, Hankey GJ, Hernandez D, Holliday EG, Hsu F-C, Jannes J, Kamal A, Khan MS, Kittner SJ, Koblar SA, Lewis M, Lincz L, Lisa A, Matarin M, Moscato P, Mychaleckyj JC, Parati EA, Parolo S, Pugh E, Rost NS, Schallert M, Schmidt H, Scott RJ, Sturm JW, Yadav S, Zaidi M, GARNET Collaborative Research Group, GENEVA Consortium, Boncoraglio GB, Levi CR, Meschia JF, Rosand J, Sale M, Saleheen D, Schmidt R, Sharma P, Worrall B, Mitchell BD, on behalf of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium. Are myocardial infarction-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with ischemic stroke? Stroke. 2012;43:980-986

Bellenguez C, Bevan S, Gschwendtner A, Spencer CCA, Burgess AI, Pirinen M, Jackson CA, Traylor M, Strange A, Su Z, Band G, Syme PD, Malik R, Pera J, Norrving B, Lemmens R, Freeman C, Schanz R, James T, Poole D, Murphy L, Segal H, Cortellini L, Cheng Y-C, Woo D, Nalls MA, Muller-Myhsok B, Meisinger C, Seedorf U, Ross-Adams H, Boonen S, Wloch-Kopec D, Valant V, Slark J, Furie K, Delavaran H, Langford C, Deloukas P, Edkins S, Hunt S, Gray E, Dronov S, Peltonen L, Gretarsdottir S, Thorleifsson G, Thorsteinsdottir U, Stefansson K, Boncoraglio GB, Parati EA, Attia J, Holliday E, Levi C, Franzosi M-G, Goel A, Helgadottir A, Blackwell JM, Bramon E, Brown MA, Casas JP, Corvin A, Duncanson A, Jankowski J, Mathew CG, Palmer CNA, Plomin R, Rautanen A, Sawcer SJ, Trembath RC, Viswanathan AC, Wood NW, Worrall BB, Kittner SJ, Mitchell BD, Kissela B, Meschia JF, Thijs V, Lindgren A, Macleod MJ, Slowik A, Walters M, Rosand J, Sharma P, Farrall M, Sudlow CLM, Rothwell PM, Dichgans M, Donnelly P, Markus HS. Genome-wide association study identifies a variant in HDAC9 associated with large vessel ischemic stroke. Nat Genet. 2012;44:328-333

Agrawal A, Freedman ND, Cheng Y-C, Lin P, Shaffer JR, Sun Q, Taylor K, Yaspan B, Cole JW, Cornelis MC, DeSensi RS, Fitzpatrick A, Heiss G, Kang JH, O'Connell J, Bennett S, Bookman E, Bucholz KK, Caporaso N, Crout R, Dick DM, Edenberg HJ, Goate A, Hesselbrock V, Kittner S, Kramer J, Nurnberger JI, Qi L, Rice JP, Schuckit M, van Dam RM, Boerwinkle E, Hu F, Levy S, Marazita M, Mitchell BD, Pasquale LR, Bierut LJ. Measuring alcohol consumption for genomic meta-analyses of alcohol intake: Opportunities and challenges. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2012;95:539-547

Chen L-S, Saccone NL, Culverhouse RC, Bracci PM, Chen C-H, Dueker N, Han Y, Huang H, Jin G, Kohno T, Ma JZ, Przybeck TR, Sanders AR, Smith JA, Sung YJ, Wenzlaff AS, Wu C, Yoon D, Chen Y-T, Cheng Y-C, Cho YS, David SP, Duan J, Eaton CB, Furberg H, Goate AM, Gu D, Hansen HM, Hartz S, Hu Z, Kim YJ, Kittner SJ, Levinson DF, Mosley TH, Payne TJ, Rao DC, Rice JP, Rice TK, Schwantes-An T-H, Shete SS, Shi J, Spitz MR, Sun YV, Tsai F-J, Wang JC, Wrensch MR, Xian H, Gejman PV, He J, Hunt SC, Kardia SL, Li MD, Lin D, Mitchell BD, Park T, Schwartz AG, Shen H, Wiencke JK, Wu J-Y, Yokota J, Amos CI, Bierut LJ. Smoking and genetic risk variation across populations of European, Asian, and African American ancestry - a meta-analysis of chromosome 15q25. Genetic Epidemiology. 2012;36:340-351

Cole JW, Stine OC, Liu X, Pratap A, Cheng Y, Tallon LJ, Sadzewicz LK, Dueker N, Wozniak MA, Stern BJ, Meschia JF, Mitchell BD, Kittner SJ, O'Connell JR. Rare variants in ischemic stroke: An exome pilot study. Plos One. 2012;7:e35591