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Robert B. Weiss, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Human Genetics - Professor

Academic Office Information

bob@genetics.utah.edu

Research Interests

  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Addiction

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Washington
Genetics
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Life Science
B.S.

Selected Publications

  1. Zambon AA, Waldrop MA, Alles R, Weiss RB, Conroy S, Moore-Clingenpeel M, Previtali S, Flanigan KM, Italian DMD Network and the United Dystrophinopathy Project (2021). Phenotypic Spectrum of Dystrophinopathy Due to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Exon 2 Duplications. Neurology, 98(7), e730-e738.
  2. Waldrop MA, Moore SA, Mathews KD, Darbro BW, Medne L, Finkel R, Connolly AM, Crawford TO, Drachman D, Wein N, Habib AA, Krzesniak-Swinarska MA, Zaidman CM, Collins JJ, Jokela M, Udd B, Day JW, Ortiz-Guerrero G, Statland J, Butterfield RJ, Dunn DM, Weiss RB, Flanigan KM (2022). Intron mutations and early transcription termination in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Hum Mutat, 43, 511-528.
  3. Wein N, Dunn DM, Waldrop MA, Gushchina LV, Frair EC, Weiss RB, Flanigan KM (2021). Absence of Significant Off-Target Splicing Variation with a U7snRNA Vector Targeting DMD Exon 2 Duplications. Hum Gene Ther (32(21-22), pp. 1346-1359). United States.
  4. Almeida CF, Frair EC, Huang N, Neinast R, McBride KL, Weiss RB, Flanigan KM, Wein N (2021). Direct Reprogramming of Human Fibroblasts into Myoblasts to Investigate Therapies for Neuromuscular Disorders. [J Vis Exp]. United States.
  5. Butterfield RJ, Imburgia C, Mayne K, Newcomb T, Dunn DM, Duval B, Feldkamp ML, Johnson NE, Weiss RB (2021). High throughput screening for expanded CTG repeats in myotonic dystrophy type 1 using melt curve analysis. Mol Genet Genomic Med, 9(4), e1619.
  6. Johnson NE, Butterfield RJ, Mayne K, Newcomb T, Imburgia C, Dunn D, Duval B, Feldkamp ML, Weiss RB (2021). Population-Based Prevalence of Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Using Genetic Analysis of Statewide Blood Screening Program. Neurology, 96(7), e1045-e1053.
  7. Dai L, Weiss RB, Dunn DM, Ramirez A, Paul S, Korenberg JR (2021). Core Transcriptional Networks in Williams Syndrome: IGF1-PI3K-AKT-mTOR, MAPK and Actin Signaling at the Synapse Echo Autism. Hum Mol Genet, 30, 411-429.
  8. Barthlmy I, Calmels N, Weiss RB, Tiret L, Vulin A, Wein N, Peccate C, Drougard C, Beroud C, Deburgrave N, Thibaud JL, Escriou C, Punzn I, Garcia L, Kaplan JC, Flanigan KM, Leturcq F, Blot S (2020). X-linked muscular dystrophy in a Labrador Retriever strain: phenotypic and molecular characterisation. Skelet Muscle, 10(1), 23.
  9. Waldrop MA, Yaou RB, Lucas KK, Martin AS, ORourke E, FILNEMUS, Ferlini A, Muntoni F, Leturcq F, Tuffery-Giraud S, Weiss RB, Flanigan KM (2020). Clinical Phenotypes of DMD Exon 51 Skip Equivalent Deletions: A Systematic Review. J Neuromuscul Dis, 7(3), 217-229.
  10. Lee AJ, Jones KA, Butterfield RJ, Cox MO, Konersman CG, Grosmann C, Abdenur JE, Boyer M, Beson B, Wang C, Dowling JJ, Gibbons MA, Ballard A, Janas JS, Leshner RT, Donkervoort S, Bnnemann CG, Malicki DM, Weiss RB, Moore SA, Mathews KD (2019). Clinical, genetic, and pathologic characterization of FKRP Mexican founder mutation c.1387A>G. Neurol Genet, 5(2), e315.
  11. Wein N, Vulin A, Falzarano MS, Szigyarto CA, Maiti B, Findlay A, Heller KN, Uhln M, Bakthavachalu B, Messina S, Vita G, Passarelli C, Gualandi F, Wilton SD, Rodino-Klapac LR, Yang L, Dunn DM, Schoenberg DR, Weiss RB, Howard MT, Ferlini A, Flanigan KM (2015). Corrigendum: Translation from a DMD exon 5 IRES results in a functional dystrophin isoform that attenuates dystrophinopathy in humans and mice. Nat Med (21(4), p. 414). United States.
  12. Prahalad S, Bohnsack JF, Jorde LB, Whiting A, Clifford B, Dunn D, Weiss R, Moroldo M, Thompson SD, Glass DN, Bamshad MJ (2006). Association of two functional polymorphisms in the CCR5 gene with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Genes Immun, 7(6), 468-75.
  13. Coon H, Dunn D, Lainhart J, Miller J, Hamil C, Battaglia A, Tancredi R, Leppert MF, Weiss R, McMahon W (2005). Possible association between autism and variants in the brain-expressed tryptophan hydroxylase gene (TPH2). Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 135B(1), 42-6.
  14. Coon H, Singh N, Dunn D, Eckfeldt JH, Province MA, Hopkins PN, Weiss R, Hunt SC, Leppert MF, NHLBI Family Heart Study (2003). TXNIP gene not associated with familial combined hyperlipidemia in the NHLBI Family Heart Study. Atherosclerosis, 174(2), 357-62.
  15. Mouse Genome Sequencing Consortium, Waterston RH, Lindblad-Toh K, Birney E, Rogers J, Abril JF, Agarwal P, Agarwala R, Ainscough R, Alexandersson M, An P, Antonarakis SE, Attwood J, Baertsch R, Bailey J, Barlow K, Beck S, Berry E, Birren B, Bloom T, Bork P, Botcherby M, Bray N, Brent MR, Brown DG, Brown SD, Bult C, Burton J, Butler J, Campbell RD, Carninci P, Cawley S, Chiaromonte F, Chinwalla AT, Church DM, Clamp M, Clee C, Collins FS, Cook LL, Copley RR, Coulson A, Couronne O, Cuff J, Curwen V, Cutts T, Daly M, David R, Davies J, Delehaunty KD, Deri J, Dermitzakis ET, Dewey C, Dickens NJ, Diekhans M, Dodge S, Dubchak I, Dunn DM, Eddy SR, Elnitski L, Emes RD, Eswara P, Eyras E, Felsenfeld A, Fewell GA, Flicek P, Foley K, Frankel WN, Fulton LA, Fulton RS, Furey TS, Gage D, Gibbs RA, Glusman G, Gnerre S, Goldman N, Goodstadt L, Grafham D, Graves TA, Green ED, Gregory S, Guig R, Guyer M, Hardison RC, Haussler D, Hayashizaki Y, Hillier LW, Hinrichs A, Hlavina W, Holzer T, Hsu F, Hua A, Hubbard T, Hunt A, Jackson I, Jaffe DB, Johnson LS, Jones M, Jones TA, Joy A, Kamal M, Karlsson EK, Karolchik D, Kasprzyk A, Kawai J, Keibler E, Kells C, Kent WJ, Kirby A, Kolbe DL, Korf I, Kucherlapati RS, Kulbokas EJ, Kulp D, Landers T, Leger JP, Leonard S, Letunic I, Levine R, Li J, Li M, Lloyd C, Lucas S, Ma B, Maglott DR, Mardis ER, Matthews L, Mauceli E, Mayer JH, McCarthy M, McCombie WR, McLaren S, McLay K, McPherson JD, Meldrim J, Meredith B, Mesirov JP, Miller W, Miner TL, Mongin E, Montgomery KT, Morgan M, Mott R, Mullikin JC, Muzny DM, Nash WE, Nelson JO, Nhan MN, Nicol R, Ning Z, Nusbaum C, OConnor MJ, Okazaki Y, Oliver K, Overton-Larty E, Pachter L, Parra G, Pepin KH, Peterson J, Pevzner P, Plumb R, Pohl CS, Poliakov A, Ponce TC, Ponting CP, Potter S, Quail M, Reymond A, Roe BA, Roskin KM, Rubin EM, Rust AG, Santos R, Sapojnikov V, Schultz B, Schultz J, Schwartz MS, Schwartz S, Scott C, Seaman S, Searle S, Sharpe T, Sheridan A, Shownkeen R, Sims S, Singer JB, Slater G, Smit A, Smith DR, Spencer B, Stabenau A, Stange-Thomann N, Sugnet C, Suyama M, Tesler G, Thompson J, Torrents D, Trevaskis E, Tromp J, Ucla C, Ureta-Vidal A, Vinson JP, Von Niederhausern AC, Wade CM, Wall M, Weber RJ, Weiss RB, Wendl MC, West AP, Wetterstrand K, Wheeler R, Whelan S, Wierzbowski J, Willey D, Williams S, Wilson RK, Winter E, Worley KC, Wyman D, Yang S, Yang SP, Zdobnov EM, Zody MC, Lander ES (2002). Initial sequencing and comparative analysis of the mouse genome. Nature, 420(6915), 520-62.