John P. Rice, Ph.D.

Division of Biostatistics

Human and Statistical Genetics Program
Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Program

  • 314-286-2572

  • 314-286-2577

  • Biotechnology Building, Room 301


  • mathematical modeling, epidemiology, genetics

  • Statistical genetics; complex disease genetics; methods in statistical genetics

Research Abstract:

Current research interests in my lab include the collection and analysis of GWAS data on the affective disorders and alcoholism as well as methodological development in genetic epidemiology. We head the data management portion of the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA), a six-site study to collect family, genetic linkage data and GWAS data. We also head the data management of the genotypic data for an NCI genetics study of Nicotine Dependence. We participate in a Gene Environment Initiative (GEI) on addiction and with the GAIN studies of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. We have grants and contracts for the NIDA, NIMH and NIA genetic repositories and are committed to data sharing as an important avenue for rapid progress. Our lab has a long history of methodologic contributions in the area of quantitative methods for genetic analysis, and has extensive experience with multi-site collaborative studies on the genetics of mental disorders. These efforts provide excellent opportunities for the use of data under the guidance of the providers of these data.

Selected Publications:

Lin P, Hartz SM, Wang JC, Krueger RF, Foroud TM, Edenberg HJ, Nurnberger JI Jr, Brooks AI, Tischfield JA, Almasy L, Webb BT, Hesselbrock VM, Porjesz B, Goate AM, Bierut LJ, Rice JP. Copy number variation accuracy in genome-wide association studies. Hum Herod 2011 71(3):141-147. PMID: 21778733

Pergadia ML, Glowinski AL, Wray NR, Agrawal A, Saccone SF, Loukola A, Broms U, Korhonen T, Penninx BW, Grant JD, Nelson EC, Henders AK, Schrage AJ, Chou YL, Keskitalo-Vuokko K, Zhu Q, Gordon SD, Vink JM, de Geus EJ, Macgregor S, Liu JZ, Willemsen G, Medland SE, Boomsma DI, Montgomery GW, Rice JP, Goate AM, Heath AC, Kaprio J, Martin NG, Madden PA. A 3p26-3p25 genetic linkage finding for the DSM-IV major depression in heavy smoking families. Am J Psychiatry 2011 Aug;168(8):848-52. PMID: 21572167

Saccone SF, Quan J, Mehta G, Bolze R, Thomas P, Deelman E, Tischfield JA, Rice JP. New tools and methods for direct programmatic access to the dbSNP relational database. Nucleic Acids Res 2011 Jan; 39:D901-D907. PMCID: PMC3013662

Hartz SM, Lin P, Edenberg HJ, Xuei X, Rochberg N, Saccone S, Berrettini W, Nelson E, Nurnberger J, Bierut LJ, Rice JP. Genetic association of bipolar disorder with the β3 nicotinic receptor subunit gene. Psychiatr Genet 2011 21(2):77-84. PMCID: PMC3107398

Lin P, Hartz SM, Zhang Z, Saccone SF, Wang J, Tischfield JA, Edenburg HJ, Kramer JR, Goate AM, Bierut LJ, Rice JP; COGA Collaborators COGEND Collaborators, GENEVA. A new statistic to evaluate imputation reliability. PLoS One 2010 5(3):e9697. PMCID: PMC2837741

Elks CE, Perry JR, Sulem P, Chasman DI, Franceschini N, He C, Lunetta KL, Visser JA, Byrne EM, Cousimer DL, Gudbjartsson DF, Esko T, Feenstra B, Hottenga JJ, Koller DL, Kutalik Z, Lin P, Mangino M, Marongiu M, McArdle PF, Smith AV, Stolk L, van Wingerden SH, Zhao JH, Albrecht E, Corre T, Ingelsson E, Hayward C, Magnusson PK, Smith EN, Ulivi S, WarringtonNM, Zgaga L, Alavere H, Amin N…Rice JP, et al. Thirty new loci for age at menarche indentified by a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies. Nat Genet 2010 42(12):1077-1085. PMID: 21102462

Saccone NL, Culverhouse RC, Schwantes-An T-H, Cannon DS, Chen X, Cichon S, Giegling I, Han S, Han Y, Keskitalo-Vuokko K, Kong X, Landi MT, Ma JZ, Short SE, Stephens SH, Stevens VL, Sun L…Rice JP et al. Multiple Independent Loci at Chromosome 15q25.1 Affect Smoking Quantity: a Meta-Analysis and Comparison with Lung Cancer and COPD. PLoS Genet 2010 6(8):e1001053. PMCID: PMC2916847

Bierut LJ, Agrawal A, Bucholz KK, Doheny KF, Laurie C, Pugh E, Fisher S, Fox L, Howells W, Bertelsen S, Hinrichs AL, Almasy L, Breslau N, Culverhouse RC, Dick DM, Edenberg HJ, Foroud T, Grucza RA, Hatsukami D, Hesselbrock V, Johnson EO, Kramer J, Krueger RF, Kuperman S, Lynskey M, Mann K, Neuman RJ, Nthen MM, Nurnberger JI Jr, Porjesz B, Ridinger M, Saccone NL, Saccone SF, Schuckit MA, Tischfield JA, Wang JC, Rietschel M, Goate AM, Rice JP; Gene, Environment Association Studies Consortium. A genome-wide association study of alcohol dependence. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2010 107(11):5082-5087. PMCID: PMC2841942

Smith EN, Bloss CS, Badner JA, Barrett T, Belmonte PL, Berrettini W, Byerley W, Coryell W, Craig D, Edenberg HJ, Eskin E, Foroud T, Gershon E, Greenwood TA, Hipolito M, Koller DL, Lawson WB, Liu C, Lohoff F, McInnis MG, McMahon FJ, Mirel DB, Murray SS, Nievergelt C, Nurnberger J, Nwulis EA, Paschall J, Potash JB, Rice JP, Schultze TG, Scheftner W, Panganiban C, Zaitlen N, Zandi PP, Zllner S, Schork NJ, Kelsoe JR. Genome-wide association study of bipolar disorder in European American and African American individuals. Mol Psychiatry 2009 14(8):755-763. PMID: 19488044

Saccone NL, Wang JC, Breslau N, Johnson EO, Hatsukami D, Saccone SF, Grucza RA, Sun L, Duan W, Budde J, Culverhouse RC, Fox L, Hinrichs AL, Steinbach JH, Wu M, Rice JP, Goate AM, Bierut LJ. The CHRNA5-CHRNA3-CHRNB4 nicotonic receptor subunit gene cluster affects risk for nicotine dependence in African-Americans and in European-Americans. Cancer Res 2009 Aug 25 69(17):6848-56. PMID: 19706762

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