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    Linda Michelle Polfus

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPreventive Medicine
    Address2001 N. SOTO STREET
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
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      1. Gregson JM, Freitag DF, Surendran P, Stitziel NO, Chowdhury R, Burgess S, Kaptoge S, Gao P, Staley JR, Willeit P, Nielsen SF, Caslake M, Trompet S, Polfus L, Kuulasmaa K, Kontto J, Perola M, Blankenberg S, Veronesi G, Gianfagna F, Männistö S, Kimura A, Lin H, Reilly DF, Gorski M, Mijatovic V. Genetic invalidation of Lp-PLA2 as a therapeutic target: Large-scale study of five functional Lp-PLA2-lowering alleles. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2017 Mar; 24(5):492-504. PMID: 27940953.
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      2. Polfus L, Boerwinkle E, Gibbs RA, Metcalf G, Muzny D, Veeraraghavan N, Grove M, Shete S, Wallace S, Milewicz D, Hanchard N, Lupski JR, Hashmi SS, Gupta-Malhotra M. Whole-exome sequencing reveals an inherited R566X mutation of the epithelial sodium channel ß-subunit in a case of early-onset phenotype of Liddle syndrome. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2016 Nov; 2(6):a001255. PMID: 27900368.
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      3. Polfus L, Khajuria RK, Schick UM, Pankratz N, Pazoki R, Brody JA, Chen MH, Auer PL, Floyd JS, Huang J, Lange L, van Rooij FJ, Gibbs RA, Metcalf G, Muzny D, Veeraraghavan N, Walter K, Chen L, Yanek L, Becker LC, Peloso GM, Wakabayashi A, Kals M, Metspalu A, Esko T, Fox K, Wallace R, Franceschini N, Matijevic N, Rice KM, Bartz TM, Lyytikäinen LP, Kähönen M, Lehtimäki T, Raitakari OT, Li-Gao R, Mook-Kanamori DO, Lettre G, van Duijn CM, Franco OH, Rich SS, Rivadeneira F, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Wilson JG, Psaty BM, Soranzo N, Dehghan A, Boerwinkle E, Zhang X, Johnson AD, O'Donnell CJ, Johnsen JM, Reiner AP, Ganesh SK, Sankaran VG. Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies Loci Associated with Blood Cell Traits and Reveals a Role for Alternative GFI1B Splice Variants in Human Hematopoiesis. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Sep 01; 99(3):785. PMID: 27588453.
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      4. Polfus L, Khajuria RK, Schick UM, Pankratz N, Pazoki R, Brody JA, Chen MH, Auer PL, Floyd JS, Huang J, Lange L, van Rooij FJ, Gibbs RA, Metcalf G, Muzny D, Veeraraghavan N, Walter K, Chen L, Yanek L, Becker LC, Peloso GM, Wakabayashi A, Kals M, Metspalu A, Esko T, Fox K, Wallace R, Franceshini N, Matijevic N, Rice KM, Bartz TM, Lyytikäinen LP, Kähönen M, Lehtimäki T, Raitakari OT, Li-Gao R, Mook-Kanamori DO, Lettre G, van Duijn CM, Franco OH, Rich SS, Rivadeneira F, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Wilson JG, Psaty BM, Soranzo N, Dehghan A, Boerwinkle E, Zhang X, Johnson AD, O'Donnell CJ, Johnsen JM, Reiner AP, Ganesh SK, Sankaran VG. Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies Loci Associated with Blood Cell Traits and Reveals a Role for Alternative GFI1B Splice Variants in Human Hematopoiesis. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Aug 04; 99(2):481-8. PMID: 27486782; PMCID: PMC4974169 [Available on 02/04/17].
      5. Peloso GM, Lange LA, Varga TV, Nickerson DA, Smith JD, Griswold ME, Musani S, Polfus L, Mei H, Gabriel S, Quarells RC, Altshuler D, Boerwinkle E, Daly MJ, Neale B, Correa A, Reiner AP, Wilson JG, Kathiresan S. Association of Exome Sequences With Cardiovascular Traits Among Blacks in the Jackson Heart Study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2016 Aug; 9(4):368-74. PMID: 27422940; PMCID: PMC4988917 [Available on 08/01/17].
      6. Chami N, Chen MH, Slater AJ, Eicher JD, Evangelou E, Tajuddin SM, Love-Gregory L, Kacprowski T, Schick UM, Nomura A, Giri A, Lessard S, Brody JA, Schurmann C, Pankratz N, Yanek LR, Manichaikul A, Pazoki R, Mihailov E, Hill WD, Raffield LM, Burt A, Bartz TM, Becker DM, Becker LC, Boerwinkle E, Bork-Jensen J, Bottinger EP, O'Donoghue ML, Crosslin DR, de Denus S, Dubé MP, Elliott P, Engström G, Evans MK, Floyd JS, Fornage M, Gao H, Greinacher A, Gudnason V, Hansen T, Harris TB, Hayward C, Hernesniemi J, Highland HM, Hirschhorn JN, Hofman A, Irvin MR, Kähönen M, Lange E, Launer LJ, Lehtimäki T, Li J, Liewald DC, Linneberg A, Liu Y, Lu Y, Lyytikäinen LP, Mägi R, Mathias RA, Melander O, Metspalu A, Mononen N, Nalls MA, Nickerson DA, Nikus K, O'Donnell CJ, Orho-Melander M, Pedersen O, Petersmann A, Polfus L, Psaty BM, Raitakari OT, Raitoharju E, Richard M, Rice KM, Rivadeneira F, Rotter JI, Schmidt F, Smith AV, Starr JM, Taylor KD, Teumer A, Thuesen BH, Torstenson ES, Tracy RP, Tzoulaki I, Zakai NA, Vacchi-Suzzi C, van Duijn CM, van Rooij FJ, Cushman M, Deary IJ, Velez Edwards DR, Vergnaud AC, Wallentin L, Waterworth DM, White HD, Wilson JG, Zonderman AB, Kathiresan S, Grarup N, Esko T, Loos RJ, Lange LA, Faraday N, Abumrad NA, Edwards TL, Ganesh SK, Auer PL, Johnson AD, Reiner AP, Lettre G. Exome Genotyping Identifies Pleiotropic Variants Associated with Red Blood Cell Traits. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Jul 07; 99(1):8-21. PMID: 27346685; PMCID: PMC5005438 [Available on 01/07/17].
      7. Eicher JD, Chami N, Kacprowski T, Nomura A, Chen MH, Yanek LR, Tajuddin SM, Schick UM, Slater AJ, Pankratz N, Polfus L, Schurmann C, Giri A, Brody JA, Lange LA, Manichaikul A, Hill WD, Pazoki R, Elliot P, Evangelou E, Tzoulaki I, Gao H, Vergnaud AC, Mathias RA, Becker DM, Becker LC, Burt A, Crosslin DR, Lyytikäinen LP, Nikus K, Hernesniemi J, Kähönen M, Raitoharju E, Mononen N, Raitakari OT, Lehtimäki T, Cushman M, Zakai NA, Nickerson DA, Raffield LM, Quarells R, Willer CJ, Peloso GM, Abecasis GR, Liu DJ. Platelet-Related Variants Identified by Exomechip Meta-analysis in 157,293 Individuals. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Jul 07; 99(1):40-55. PMID: 27346686; PMCID: PMC5005441 [Available on 01/07/17].
      8. Tajuddin SM, Schick UM, Eicher JD, Chami N, Giri A, Brody JA, Hill WD, Kacprowski T, Li J, Lyytikäinen LP, Manichaikul A, Mihailov E, O'Donoghue ML, Pankratz N, Pazoki R, Polfus L, Smith AV, Schurmann C, Vacchi-Suzzi C, Waterworth DM, Evangelou E, Yanek LR, Burt A, Chen MH, van Rooij FJ, Floyd JS, Greinacher A, Harris TB, Highland HM, Lange LA, Liu Y, Mägi R, Nalls MA, Mathias RA, Nickerson DA, Nikus K, Starr JM, Tardif JC, Tzoulaki I, Velez Edwards DR, Wallentin L, Bartz TM, Becker LC, Denny JC, Raffield LM, Rioux JD, Friedrich N, Fornage M, Gao H, Hirschhorn JN, Liewald DC, Rich SS, Uitterlinden A, Bastarache L, Becker DM, Boerwinkle E, de Denus S, Bottinger EP, Hayward C, Hofman A, Homuth G, Lange E, Launer LJ, Lehtimäki T, Lu Y, Metspalu A, O'Donnell CJ, Quarells RC, Richard M, Torstenson ES, Taylor KD, Vergnaud AC, Zonderman AB, Crosslin DR, Deary IJ, Dörr M, Elliott P, Evans MK, Gudnason V, Kähönen M, Psaty BM, Rotter JI, Slater AJ, Dehghan A, White HD, Ganesh SK, Loos RJ, Esko T, Faraday N, Wilson JG, Cushman M, Johnson AD, Edwards TL, Zakai NA, Lettre G, Reiner AP, Auer PL. Large-Scale Exome-wide Association Analysis Identifies Loci for White Blood Cell Traits and Pleiotropy with Immune-Mediated Diseases. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Jul 07; 99(1):22-39. PMID: 27346689; PMCID: PMC5005433 [Available on 01/07/17].
      9. Rosenthal EA, Makaryan V, Burt AA, Crosslin DR, Kim DS, Smith JD, Nickerson DA, Reiner AP, Rich SS, Jackson RD, Ganesh SK, Polfus L, Qi L, Dale DC. Association Between Absolute Neutrophil Count and Variation at TCIRG1: The NHLBI Exome Sequencing Project. Genet Epidemiol. 2016 09; 40(6):470-4. PMID: 27229898.
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      10. Pokharel Y, Sun W, Polfus L, Folsom AR, Heiss G, Sharrett AR, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM, Hoogeveen RC. Lipoprotein associated phospholipase A2 activity, apolipoprotein C3 loss-of-function variants and cardiovascular disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Aug; 241(2):641-8. PMID: 26117401; PMCID: PMC4731876.
      11. Li AH, Morrison AC, Kovar C, Cupples LA, Brody JA, Polfus L, Yu B, Metcalf G, Muzny D, Veeraraghavan N, Liu X, Lumley T, Mosley TH, Gibbs RA, Boerwinkle E. Analysis of loss-of-function variants and 20 risk factor phenotypes in 8,554 individuals identifies loci influencing chronic disease. Nat Genet. 2015 Jun; 47(6):640-2. PMID: 25915599; PMCID: PMC4470468.
      12. Polfus L, Gibbs RA, Boerwinkle E. Coronary heart disease and genetic variants with low phospholipase A2 activity. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 15; 372(3):295-6. PMID: 25587968; PMCID: PMC4339029.
      13. Polfus L, Smith JA, Shimmin LC, Bielak LF, Morrison AC, Kardia SL, Peyser PA, Hixson JE. Genome-wide association study of gene by smoking interactions in coronary artery calcification. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e74642. PMID: 24098343.
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      14. Cole L, Polfus L, Peters ES. Examining the incidence of human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancers by race and ethnicity in the U.S., 1995-2005. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e32657. PMID: 22448226; PMCID: PMC3308956.