Last Name

Craig Smail, PhD

TitleComputational Research Faculty
InstitutionChildren's Mercy Kansas City
Address2401 Gilham Rd
Kansas City MO 64108
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-8045-6021 Additional info
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    TitleResearch Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    InstitutionUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City

    TitleResearch Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    InstitutionUniversity of Kansas Medical Center

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    Stanford University, Stanford, CAPhD2020Biomedical Informatics
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    2017 - 2018Teaching Award, Stanford University
    2019 - 2019Fellowship, Stanford | EMBL Life Science Alliance

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    Dr. Smail is a Group Leader within the Genomic Medicine Center, and a faculty member within the Department of Pediatrics at UMKC. Directly prior to this role, he was a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Montgomery at Stanford University. His research interests are, broadly, to uncover rare genetic variation influencing gene regulation and expression in both common and rare complex diseases. One area of focus is to determine to what extent rare genetic-driven transcriptomic effects are modeled in differentiated tissues and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC); in partial pursuit of this goal, he co-lead an international consortium of researches in establishing a large-scale iPSC multi-omic reference set (i2QTL). Dr. Smail is an active member of the GTEx, Undiagnosed Diseases Network, and TOPMed projects.

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    1. de Goede OM, Nachun DC, Ferraro NM, Gloudemans MJ, Rao AS, Smail C, Eulalio TY, Aguet F, Ng B, Xu J, Barbeira AN, Castel SE, Kim-Hellmuth S, Park Y, Scott AJ, Strober BJ, Brown CD, Wen X, Hall IM, Battle A, Lappalainen T, Im HK, Ardlie KG, Mostafavi S, Quertermous T, Kirkegaard K, Montgomery SB. Population-scale tissue transcriptomics maps long non-coding RNAs to complex disease. Cell. 2021 Apr 13. PMID: 33864768.
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    2. Bonder MJ, Smail C, Gloudemans MJ, Frésard L, Jakubosky D, D'Antonio M, Li X, Ferraro NM, Carcamo-Orive I, Mirauta B, Seaton DD, Cai N, Vakili D, Horta D, Zhao C, Zastrow DB, Bonner DE, Wheeler MT, Kilpinen H, Knowles JW, Smith EN, Frazer KA, Montgomery SB, Stegle O. Identification of rare and common regulatory variants in pluripotent cells using population-scale transcriptomics. Nat Genet. 2021 03; 53(3):313-321. PMID: 33664507.
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    3. Ferraro NM, Strober BJ, Einson J, Abell NS, Aguet F, Barbeira AN, Brandt M, Bucan M, Castel SE, Davis JR, Greenwald E, Hess GT, Hilliard AT, Kember RL, Kotis B, Park Y, Peloso G, Ramdas S, Scott AJ, Smail C, Tsang EK, Zekavat SM, Ziosi M, Ardlie KG, Assimes TL, Bassik MC, Brown CD, Correa A, Hall I, Im HK, Li X, Natarajan P, Lappalainen T, Mohammadi P, Montgomery SB, Battle A. Transcriptomic signatures across human tissues identify functional rare genetic variation. Science. 2020 09 11; 369(6509). PMID: 32913073.
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    4. Loskutova NY, Lutgen C, Smail C, Staton EW, Nichols SD, Pinckney RG. Stimulant Prescribing Error Assessment Rubric Development. J Patient Saf. 2020 Sep 08. PMID: 32925567.
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    5. Jakubosky D, D'Antonio M, Bonder MJ, Smail C, Donovan MKR, Young Greenwald WW, Matsui H, D'Antonio-Chronowska A, Stegle O, Smith EN, Montgomery SB, DeBoever C, Frazer KA. Properties of structural variants and short tandem repeats associated with gene expression and complex traits. Nat Commun. 2020 06 10; 11(1):2927. PMID: 32522982.
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    6. Loskutova NY, Smail C, Callen E, Staton EW, Nazir N, Webster B, Pace WD. Effects of multicomponent primary care-based intervention on immunization rates and missed opportunities to vaccinate adults. BMC Fam Pract. 2020 02 29; 21(1):46. PMID: 32113475.
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    7. Frésard L, Smail C, Ferraro NM, Teran NA, Li X, Smith KS, Bonner D, Kernohan KD, Marwaha S, Zappala Z, Balliu B, Davis JR, Liu B, Prybol CJ, Kohler JN, Zastrow DB, Reuter CM, Fisk DG, Grove ME, Davidson JM, Hartley T, Joshi R, Strober BJ, Utiramerur S, Lind L, Ingelsson E, Battle A, Bejerano G, Bernstein JA, Ashley EA, Boycott KM, Merker JD, Wheeler MT, Montgomery SB. Identification of rare-disease genes using blood transcriptome sequencing and large control cohorts. Nat Med. 2019 06; 25(6):911-919. PMID: 31160820.
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    8. Anand S, Kalesinskas L, Smail C, Tanigawa Y. SNPs2ChIP: Latent Factors of ChIP-seq to infer functions of non-coding SNPs. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2019; 24:184-195. PMID: 30864321.
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    9. Merker JD, Devereaux K, Iafrate AJ, Kamel-Reid S, Kim AS, Moncur JT, Montgomery SB, Nagarajan R, Portier BP, Routbort MJ, Smail C, Surrey LF, Vasalos P, Lazar AJ, Lindeman NI. Proficiency Testing of Standardized Samples Shows Very High Interlaboratory Agreement for Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Assays. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2019 04; 143(4):463-471. PMID: 30376374.
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    10. Loskutova NY, Smail C, Ajayi K, Pace WD, Fox CH. Recruiting primary care practices for practice-based research: a case study of a group-randomized study (TRANSLATE CKD) recruitment process. Fam Pract. 2018 01 16; 35(1):111-116. PMID: 28985294.
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    11. Loskutova N, Smail C, Webster B, Ajayi K, Wood J, Carroll J. Missed opportunities for improving practice performance in adult immunizations: a meta-narrative review of the literature. BMC Fam Pract. 2017 12 22; 18(1):108. PMID: 29272999.
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