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Danish Saleheen, MBBS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
11-134, Perleman Research Center
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5127
Fax: 215-573-8606
Education:
MBBS
Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, 2005.
MPhil
Epidemiology, University of Cambridge, 2007.
PhD
Epidemiology, University of Cambridge (“Genetic determinants of myocardial infarction and lipids in Pakistan”), 2010.
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Selected Publications

Turcot V, Lu Y,Highland HM, Schurmann C, Justice AE, Fine RS, Bradfield JP, Esko T, Giri A, Graff M, Guo X, Hendricks AE, Karaderi T, Lempradl A, Locke AE, Mahajan A, Marouli E, Sivapalaratnam S, Young KL, Alfred T, Feitosa MF, Masca NGD, Manning AK, Medina-Gomez C, Mudgal P, Ng MCY, Reiner AP, Vedantam S, Willems SM, Winkler TW, Abecasis G, Aben KK, Alam DS, Alharthi SE, Allison M, Amouyel P, Asselbergs FW, Auer PL, Balkau B, Bang LE, Barroso I, Bastarache L, Benn M, Bergmann S, Bielak LF, Blüher M, Boehnke M, Boeing H Boerwinkle E, Böger CA, Bork-Jensen J, Bots ML, Bottinger EP, Bowden DW, Brandslund I, Breen G, Brilliant MH, Broer L, Brumat M, Burt AA, Butterworth AS, Campbell PT, Cappellani S, Carey DJ, Catamo E, Caulfield MJ, Chambers JC, Chasman DI, Chen YI, Chowdhury R, Christensen C, Chu AY, Cocca M2, Collins FS, Cook JP, Corley J, Corominas Galbany J, Cox AJ, Crosslin DS, Cuellar-Partida G, D'Eustacchio A, Danesh J, Davies G, Bakker PIW, Groot MCH, Mutsert R, Deary IJ, Dedoussis G, Demerath EW, Heijer M, Hollander AI, Ruijter HM, Dennis JG, Denny JC, Angelantonio E, Drenos F, Du M, Dubé MP, Dunning AM, Easton DF, Edwards TL, Ellinghaus D, Ellinor PT, Elliott P, Evangelou E, Farmaki AE, Farooqi IS, Faul JD, Fauser S, Feng S, Ferrannini E, Ferrieres J, Florez JC, Ford I, Fornage M, Franco OH, Franke A, Franks PW, Friedrich N, Frikke-Schmidt R, Galesloot TE, Gan W, Gandin I, Gasparini P, Gibson J, Giedraitis V, Gjesing AP, Gordon-Larsen P, Gorski M, Grabe HJ, Grant SFA, Grarup N, Griffiths HL, Grove ML, Gudnason V, Gustafsson S, Haessler J, Hakonarson H, Hammerschlag AR, Hansen T, Harris KM, Harris TB, Hattersley AT, Have CT7, Hayward C, He L, Heard-Costa NL, Heath AC, Heid IM, Helgeland Ø, Hernesniemi J, Hewitt AW, Holmen OL, Hovingh GK, Howson JMM, Hu Y, Huang PL, Huffman JE, Ikram MA, Ingelsson E, Jackson AU, Jansson JH, Jarvik GP, Jensen GB, Jia Y, Johansson S, Jørgensen ME, Jørgensen T, Jukema JW, Kahali B, Kahn RS, Kähönen M, Kamstrup PR, Kanoni S, Kaprio J, Karaleftheri M, Kardia SLR, Karpe F, Kathiresan S, Kee F, Kiemeney LA, Kim E, Kitajima H, Komulainen P, Kooner JS, Kooperberg C, Korhonen T, Kovacs P, Kuivaniemi H, Kutalik Z, Kuulasmaa K, Kuusisto J, Laakso M, Lakka TA, Lamparter D, Lange EM, Lange LA, Langenberg C, Larson EB, Lee NR, Lehtimäki T, Lewis CE, Li H, Li J, Li-Gao R, Lin H, Lin KH, Lin LA, Lin X, Lind L, Lindström J, Linneberg A, Liu CT, Liu DJ, Liu Y, Lo KS, Lophatananon A, Lotery AJ, Loukola A, Luan J, Lubitz SA, Lyytikäinen LP, Männistö S, Marenne G, Mazul AL, McCarthy MI, McKean-Cowdin R, Medland SE, Meidtner K, Milani L, Mistry V, Mitchell P, Mohlke KL, Moilanen L, Moitry M, Montgomery GW, Mook-Kanamori DO, Moore C, Mori TA, Morris AD, Morris AP, Müller-Nurasyid M, Munroe PB, Nalls MA, Narisu N, Nelson CP, Neville M, Nielsen SF, Nikus K, Njølstad PR, Nordestgaard BG, Nyholt DR, O'Connel JR, O'Donoghue ML, Olde Loohuis LM, Ophoff RA, Owen KR, Packard CJ, Padmanabhan S, Palmer CNA, Palmer ND, Pasterkamp G, Patel AP, Pattie A, Pedersen O, Peissig PL, Peloso GM, Pennell CE, Perola M, Perry JA, Perry JRB, Pers TH, Person TN, Peters A, Petersen ERB, Peyser PA, Pirie A, Polasek O, Polderman TJ, Puolijoki H, Raitakari OT, Rasheed A, Rauramaa R, Reilly DF, Renström F, Rheinberger M, Ridker PM, Rioux JD, Rivas MA, Roberts DJ, Robertson NR, Robino A, Rolandsson O, Rudan I, Ruth KS, Saleheen D, Salomaa V, Samani NJ, Sapkota Y, Sattar N, Schoen RE, Schreiner PJ, Schulze MB, Scott RA, Segura-Lepe MP, Shah SH, Sheu WH, Sim X, Slater AJ, Small KS, Smith AV, Southam L, Spector TD, Speliotes EK, Starr JM, Stefansson K, Steinthorsdottir V, Stirrups KE, Strauch K, Stringham HM, Stumvoll M, Sun L, Surendran P, Swift AJ, Tada H, Tansey KE, Tardif JC, Taylor KD, Teumer A, Thompson DJ, Thorleifsson G, Thorsteinsdottir U, Thuesen BH, Tönjes A, Tromp G, Trompet S, Tsafantakis E, Tuomilehto J, Tybjaerg-Hansen A, Tyrer JP, Uher R, Uitterlinden AG, Uusitupa M, Laan SW, Duijn CM, Leeuwen N, van Setten J, Vanhala M, Varbo A, Varga TV, Varma R, Velez Edwards DR, Vermeulen SH, Veronesi G, Vestergaard H, Vitart V, Vogt TF, Völker U, Vuckovic D, Wagenknecht LE, Walker M, Wallentin L, Wang F, Wang CA, Wang S, Wang Y, Ware EB, Wareham NJ, Warren HR, Waterworth DM, Wessel J, White HD, Willer CJ, Wilson JG, Witte DR, Wood AR, Wu Y, Yaghootkar H, Yao J, Yao P, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Young R, Zeggini E, Zhan X, Zhang W, Zhao JH, Zhao W, Zhou W, Zondervan KT; CHD Exome+ Consortium; EPIC-CVD Consortium; ExomeBP Consortium; Global Lipids Genetic Consortium; GoT2D Genes Consortium; EPIC InterAct Consortium; INTERVAL Study; ReproGen Consortium; T2D-Genes Consortium; MAGIC Investigators; Understanding Society Scientific Group, Rotter JI, Pospisilik JA, Rivadeneira F, Borecki IB, Deloukas P, Frayling TM, Lettre G, North KE, Lindgren CM, Hirschhorn JN, Loos RJF: Protein-altering variants associated with body mass index implicate pathways that control energy intake and expenditure in obesity. Nat Genet 50(1): 26-41, Jan 2018.

Emdin DA, Khera AV, Klarin D, Natarajan P, Zekavat SM, Nomura A, Emdin CA, Khera AV, Klarin D, Natarajan P1, Zekavat SM, Nomura A, Haas M, Aragam K, Ardissino D, Wilson JG, Schunkert H, McPherson R, Watkins H, Elosua R, Bown MJ, Samani NJ, Baber U, Erdmann J, Gormley P, Palotie A, Stitziel NO, Gupta N, Danesh J, Saleheen D, Gabriel S, Kathiresan S: Phenotypic Consequences of a Genetic Predisposition to Enhanced Nitric Oxide Signaling. Circulation 16(137): 222-232, Jan 2018.

Liu DJ, Peloso GM, Yu H, Butterworth AS, Wang X, Mahajan A, Liu, DJ, Peloso, GM, Yu, H, Butterworth AS, Wang, X, Mahajan A, Saleheen D, Emdin, C, Willer CJ, Kathiresan S, Howson, JMM, Danesh J, McCarthy MI, Cowan CA, Abecasis G, Deloukas P, Musunuru K: Exome-wide association study of plasma lipids in >300,000 individuals. Nat Genet 49(12): 1758-1766, Dec 2017.

Flannick J, Fuchsberger C, Mahajan A, Teslovich TM, Agarwala V, Gaulton KJ, Caulkins L, Koesterer R, Ma C, Moutsianas L, McCarthy DJ,Rivas MA, Perry JRB,Sim X, Blackwell TW, Robertson NR, Rayner NW,Cingolani P,Locke AE, Tajes JF, Highland HM, Dupuis J, Chines PS, Lindgren CM, Hartl C, Jackson AU, Chen H, Huyghe JR, van de Bunt M, Pearson RD, Kumar A, Müller-Nurasyid M, Grarup N, Stringham HM, Gamazon ER, Lee J, Chen Y, Scott RA, Below JE, Chen P, Huang J, Go MJ, Stitzel ML, Pasko D, Parker SCJ, Varga TV, Green T, Beer NL, Day-Williams AG, Ferreira T, Fingerlin T, Horikoshi M, Hu C, Huh I, Ikram MK, Kim BJ, Kim Y, Kim YJ, Kwon MS, Lee J, Lee S, Lin KH, Maxwell TJ, Nagai Y, Wang X, Welch RP, Yoon J, Zhang W, Barzilai N, Voight BF, Han BG, Jenkinson CP, Kuulasmaa T, Kuusisto J, Manning A, Ng MCY, Palmer ND, Balkau B, Stančáková A, Abboud HE, Boeing H, Giedraitis V, Prabhakaran D, Gottesman O, Scott J, Carey J, Kwan P, Grant G, Smith JD, Neale BM, Purcell S, Butterworth AS, Howson JMM, Lee HM, Lu Y, Kwak SH, Zhao W, Danesh J11, Lam VKL, Park KS, Saleheen D, So WY, Tam CHT, Afzal U, Aguilar D, Arya R, Aung T, Chan E, Navarro C, Cheng CY, Palli D, Correa A, Curran JE, Rybin D, Farook VS, Fowler SP, Freedman BI, Griswold M, Hale DE, Hicks PJ, Khor CC, Kumar S, Lehne B, Thuillier D, Lim WY, Liu J, Loh M, Musani SK, Puppala S, Scott WR, Yengo L, Tan ST, Taylor HA, Thameem F, Wilson G, Wong TY, Njølstad PR, Levy JC, Mangino M, Bonnycastle LL, Schwarzmayr T, Fadista J, Surdulescu GL, Herder C, Groves CJ, Wieland T, Bork-Jensen J, Brandslund I, Christensen C, Koistinen HA, Doney ASF, Kinnunen L, Esko T, Farmer AJ, Hakaste L, Hodgkiss D, Kravic J, Lyssenko V, Hollensted M, Jørgensen ME, Jørgensen T, Ladenvall C, Justesen JM, Käräjämäki A, Kriebel J, Rathmann W, Lannfelt L, Lauritzen T, Narisu N, Linneberg A, Melander O, Milani L, Neville M, Orho-Melander M, Qi L, Qi Q, Roden M, Rolandsson O, Swift A, Rosengren AH, Stirrups K, Wood AR, Mihailov E, Blancher C, Carneiro M, Maguire J, Poplin R, Shakir K, Fennell T, DePristo M, de Angelis MH, Deloukas P, Gjesing A, Jun G, Nilsson P, Murphy J, Onofrio R, Thorand B, Hansen T, Meisinger C, Hu FB, Isomaa B, Karpe F, Liang L, Peters A, Huth C, O'Rahilly SP, Palmer CNA, Pedersen O, Rauramaa R, Tuomilehto J, Salomaa V, Watanabe RM, Syvänen AC, Bergman RN, Bharadwaj D, Bottinger EP, Cho YS, Chandak GR, Chan JC, Chia KS, Daly MJ, Ebrahim SB, Langenberg C8, Elliott P, Jablonski KA, Lehman DM, Jia W, Ma RCW, Pollin T, Sandhu M11, Tandon N, Froguel P, Barroso I, Teo YY, Zeggini E, Loos RJF, Small KS, Ried JS, DeFronzo RA, Grallert H, Glaser B, Metspalu A, Wareham NJ, Walker M, Banks E, Gieger C, Ingelsson E, Im HK, Illig T, Franks PW, Buck G, Trakalo J, Buck D, Prokopenko I, Mägi R, Lind L, Farjoun Y, Owen KR, Gloyn AL, Strauch K, Tuomi T, Kooner JS, Lee JY, Park T, Donnelly P, Morris AD1, Hattersley AT, Bowden DW, Collins FS, Atzmon G, Chambers JC, Spector TD, Laakso M, Strom TM, Bell GI, Blangero J, Duggirala R, Tai ES, McVean G, Hanis CL, Wilson JG, Seielstad M, Frayling TM, Meigs JB, Cox NJ, Sladek R, Lander ES, Gabriel S, Mohlke KL, Meitinger T, Groop L, Abecasis G, Scott LJ, Morris AP, Kang HM, Altshuler D, Burtt NP, Florez JC, Boehnke M3, McCarthy MI: Sequence data and association statistics from 12,940 type 2 diabetes cases and controls. Scientific Data 4, Dec 2017.

Malik R, Dau T, Gonik M, Sivakumar A, Deredge DJ, Edeleva, EV, Götzfried J, van der Laan SW, Pasterkamp G, Beaufort N, Seixas S, Bevan S, Lincz LF, Holliday EG, Burgess AI, Rannikmäe K, Minnerup J, Kriebel J, Waldenberger M, Müller-Nurasyid M, Lichtner P, Saleheen D; International Stroke Genetics Consortium, Rothwell PM, Levi C, Attia J, Sudlow CL, Braun D, Markus HS, Wintrode PL, Berger K, Jenne DE, Dichgans M: Common coding variant in SERPINA1 increases the risk for large artery stroke. Proc Natl Acad Sci 49(12): 3613-3618, Dec 2017.

Kraja AT, Cook JP, Warren HR, Surendran P, Liu C, Evangelou E, Manning AK, Grarup N, Drenos F, Sim X, Smith AV, Amin N, Blakemore AIF, Bork-Jensen J, Brandslund I, Farmaki AE, Fava C, Ferreira T, Herzig KH, Giri A, Giulianini F, Grove ML, Guo X, Harris SE, Have CT, Havulinna AS, Zhang H, Jørgensen ME, Käräjämäki A, Kooperberg C, Linneberg A, Little L, Liu Y, Bonnycastle LL, Lu Y, Mägi R, Mahajan A, Malerba G, Marioni RE, Mei H, Menni C, Morrison AC, Padmanabhan S, Palmas W, Poveda A, Rauramaa R, Rayner NW, Riaz M, Rice K, Richard MA, Smith JA, Southam L, Stančáková A, Stirrups KE, Tragante V, Tuomi T, Tzoulaki I, Varga TV, Weiss S, Yiorkas AM, Young R, Zhang W, Barnes MR, Cabrera CP, Gao H, Boehnke M, Boerwinkle E, Chambers JC, Connell JM, Christensen CK, de Boer RA, Deary IJ, Dedoussis G, Deloukas P, Dominiczak AF, Dörr M, Joehanes R, Edwards TL, Esko T, Fornage M, Franceschini N, Franks PW, Gambaro G, Groop L, Hallmans G, Hansen T, Hayward C, Heikki O, Ingelsson E, Tuomilehto J, Jarvelin MR, Kardia SLR, Karpe F, Kooner JS, Lakka TA, Langenberg C, Lind L, Loos RJF, Laakso M, McCarthy MI, Melander O, Mohlke KL, Morris AP, Palmer CNA, Pedersen O, Polasek O, Poulter NR, Province MA, Psaty BM, Ridker PM, Rotter JI, Rudan I, Salomaa V, Samani NJ, Sever PJ, Skaaby T, Stafford JM, Starr JM, van der Harst P, van der Meer P; Understanding Society Scientific Group, van Duijn CM, Vergnaud AC, Gudnason V, Wareham NJ, Wilson JG, Willer CJ, Witte DR, Zeggini E, Saleheen D, Butterworth AS, Danesh J, Asselbergs FW, Wain LV, Ehret GB, Chasman DI, Caulfield MJ, Elliott P, Lindgren CM, Levy D, Newton-Cheh C, Munroe PB, Howson JMM; CHARGE EXOME BP, CHD Exome+, Exome BP, GoT2D:T2DGenes Consortia, The UK Biobank Cardio-Metabolic Traits Consortium Blood Pressure Working Group : New Blood Pressure-Associated Loci Identified in Meta-Analyses of 475,000 Individuals. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics 10(5), Oct 2017.

Kim HI, Raffler J, Lu W, Lee JJ, Abbey D, Saleheen D, Rabinowitz JD, Bennett MJ, Hand NJ, Brown C, Rader DJ: Fine Mapping and Functional ANalysis Reveal a Role of SLC22A1 in Acylcarnitine Transport. Am J Hum Genet 5(101): 489-502, Oct 2017.

Zhao W, Rasheed A, Tikkanen E, Lee JJ, Butterworth AS, Howson JMM, Assimes TL, Chowdhury R, Orho-Melander M, Damrauer S, Small A, Asma S, Imamura M, Yamauch T, Chambers JC, Chen P, Sapkota BR, Shah N, Jabeen S, Surendran P, Lu Y, Zhang W, Imran A, Abbas S, Majeed F, Trindade K, Qamar N, Mallick NH, Yaqoob Z, Saghir T, Rizvi SNH, Memon A, Rasheed SZ, Memon FU, Mehmood K, Ahmed N, Qureshi IH, Tanveer-Us-Salam, Iqbal W, Malik U, Mehra N, Kuo JZ, Sheu WH, Guo X, Hsiung CA, Juang JJ, Taylor KD, Hung YJ, Lee WJ, Quertermous T, Lee IT, Hsu CC, Bottinger EP, Ralhan S, Teo YY, Wang TD, Alam DS, Di Angelantonio E, Epstein S, Nielsen SF, Nordestgaard BG, Tybjaerg-Hansen A, Young R; CHD Exome+ Consortium, Benn M, Frikke-Schmidt R, Kamstrup PR; EPIC-CVD Consortium; EPIC-Interact Consortium; Michigan Biobank, Jukema JW, Sattar N, Smit R, Chung RH, Liang KW, Anand S, Sanghera DK, Ripatti S, Loos RJF, Kooner JS, Tai ES, Rotter JI, Chen YI, Frossard P, Maeda S, Kadowaki T, Reilly M, Pare G, Melander O, Salomaa V6, Rader DJ, Danesh J, Voight BF, Saleheen D: Identification of new susceptibility loci for type 2 diabetes and shared etiological pathways with coronary heart disease. Nat Genet. Sept 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1038/ng.3943. [Epub ahead of print]

Wheeler E, Leong A, Liu CT, Hivert MF, Strawbridge RJ, Podmore D, Li M, Yao J, Sim X, Jong J, Chu AY, Zhang W, Wang X, Chen P, Maruthur NM, Porneala BC, Sharp SJ, Jia Y, Kabagambe EK, Chang LC, Chen WM, Elks CA, Evans DS, Fan Q, Giulianini F, Go MJ, Hottenga JJ, Hu Y, Jackson AU, Kanomi S, Kim YJ, Kleber ME, Ladenvall C, Lecoeur C, Lim SH, Lu Y, Mahajan A, Marzi, C, Nalls MA, Navarro P, Nolte, IM, Rose LM, Rybin DV, Sanna S, Shi Y, Stram DO, Takeuchi F, Tan SP, van der Most PJ, Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, JV, Wong A, Yengo L, Zhao W, Goel A, Martinez Larrad MT, Rodke D,, Salo P, Tanaka T, van Iperen, EPA, Abecasis G, Afaq S, Alizadeh, BZ, Bertoni AG, Bonnefond A, Bottcher Y, Bottinger EP, Campbell, H, Carlson, OD, Chen CH, Cho, YS, Garvey WT, Gieger C, Goodrzi MO, Grallert H, Hamsten A, Hartman CA, Herder C, Hsiung CA, Huang J, Igase M, Isono M, Katsuya T, Khor CC, Kiess W, Kohara K, Kovacs P, Lee J, Lee WJ, Lehne B, Li H, Liu J, Lobbens S, Luan J,lLyssenko V, Meitinger T, Miki T, Miljkovic I, Moon S, Mulas A, Muller G, Muller-Nurasyid M, Nagaraja R, Nauck M, Pandow JS, Polasek O, Prokopenko I, Ramos PS, Rasmussen-Torvik L, Rathmann W, Rich SS, Robertson NR, Roden M, Roussel R, Rudan I, Scott RA, Scott WR, Sennblad B, Siscovick DS, Strauch K, Sun L, Swertz M, Tajuddin SM, Taylor KD, Teo YY, Than YC, Tonjes A, Wareham NJ, Willemsen G, Wilsgaard T, Hingorani AD, EPIC-CVD Consortium. EPIC-InterAcct Consortium, Lifelines Cohort Study, Egan J, Ferrucci L, Hovingh GK, Jula A, Kivimaki M, Kumari M, Njolstad I, Palmer CAN, Rios MS, Stumvoll M, Watkins H, Aung T, Bluher M, Boehnke M, Boomsma DI, Bornstein SR, Chambers JC, Chasman DI, Chen YDI, Chen YT, Cheng CY, Cucca F, deGeus EJC, Deloukas P, Evans MK, Fornage M, Friedlander Y, Froguel P, Groop MD, Harris TB, Hayward C, Heng CK, Ingelsson E, Kato N, Kim BJ, Koh WP, Kooner JS, Korner A, Kuh D, Kuusisto J, Laakso M, Lin X, Liu Y, Loos RJF, Magnusson PKE, Marz W, McCarthy MI, Oldehinkel AJ, Ong KK, Pedersen NL, Pereira MA, Peters A, Ridker PM, Sabanayagam C, Sale M, Saleheen D, Saltevo J, Schwartz PEH, Sheu WHH, Snieder H, Spector TD, Tabara Y, Tuomilehto J, van Dam RM, Wilson JD, Wolffenbuttel BHR, Wong TY, Wu JY, Yuan JM, Zonderman, AB, Soranzo N, Guo X, Roberts DJ, Florez JC, Sladek R, Dupuis J, Morris AP, Tai ES, Selvin E, Rotter JI, Langenberg C, Barroso I, Meigs JB: Impact of common genetic determinants of Hemoglobin A1C on type 2 diabetes risk and diagnosis in ancestrally diverse populations: A transethnic genome-wide meta-analysis. Med 14(9), Sept 2017.

Bajaj A, Damrauer SM, Anderson AH, Xie D, Budoff MJ, Go AS2, He J, Lash JP, Ojo A, Post WS, Rahman M, Reilly MP, Saleheen D, Townsend RR, Chen J, Rader DJ: Lipoprotein(a) and Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Death in Chronic Kidney Disease: Findings From the CRIC Study (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort). Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Aug 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.117.309920. [Epub ahead of print]

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