Tatum Simonson

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medicine
SchoolHealth Sciences
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    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UTPhD12/2011Human Genetics
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    National Geographic2018Explorer Award
    American Physiological Society2017Giles F. Filley Memorial Award
    Francis Family Foundation2013Parker B. Francis Fellowship
    American Physiological Society2012Physiological Genomics Fellowship
    University of Utah2012James W. Prahl Award, Outstanding PhD in Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine

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    Respiratory and genomic contributions to adaptive/maladaptive hypoxia responses
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL145470Apr 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Integrating Physiology and Genomics to Reveal Functional Adaptation in High-Altitude Tibetans
    NIH/NHLBI R00HL118215Jan 17, 2014 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Integrating physiology and genomics to reveal functional adaptation in high-altit
    NIH/NHLBI K99HL118215Jan 17, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Heinrich EC, Djokic MA, Gilbertson D, DeYoung PN, Bosompra NO, Wu L, Anza-Ramirez C, Orr JE, Powell FL, Malhotra A, Simonson TS. Cognitive function and mood at high altitude following acclimatization and use of supplemental oxygen and adaptive servoventilation sleep treatments. PLoS One. 2019; 14(6):e0217089. PMID: 31188839.
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    2. Heinrich EC, Wu L, Lawrence ES, Cole AM, Anza-Ramirez C, Villafuerte FC, Simonson TS. Genetic variants at the EGLN1 locus associated with high-altitude adaptation in Tibetans are absent or found at low frequency in highland Andeans. Ann Hum Genet. 2019 May; 83(3):171-176. PMID: 30719713.
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    3. Simonson TS. Giants in Chest Medicine: Emeritus Professor Peter D. Wagner, MD. Chest. 2019 Jan; 155(1):9-11. PMID: 30616739.
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    4. Orr JE, Heinrich EC, Djokic M, Gilbertson D, Deyoung PN, Anza-Ramirez C, Villafuerte FC, Powell FL, Malhotra A, Simonson T. Adaptive Servoventilation as Treatment for Central Sleep Apnea Due to High-Altitude Periodic Breathing in Nonacclimatized Healthy Individuals. High Alt Med Biol. 2018 06; 19(2):178-184. PMID: 29641294.
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    5. Hu H, Petousi N, Glusman G, Yu Y, Bohlender R, Tashi T, Downie JM, Roach JC, Cole AM, Lorenzo FR, Rogers AR, Brunkow ME, Cavalleri G, Hood L, Alpatty SM, Prchal JT, Jorde LB, Robbins PA, Simonson TS, Huff CD. Evolutionary history of Tibetans inferred from whole-genome sequencing. PLoS Genet. 2017 04; 13(4):e1006675. PMID: 28448578.
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    6. Sá RC, Henderson AC, Simonson T, Arai TJ, Wagner H, Theilmann RJ, Wagner PD, Prisk GK, Hopkins SR. Measurement of the distribution of ventilation-perfusion ratios in the human lung with proton MRI: comparison with the multiple inert-gas elimination technique. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017 Jul 01; 123(1):136-146. PMID: 28280105.
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    7. Simonson TS, Wagner PD. Oxygen transport adaptations to exercise in native highland populations. Exp Physiol. 2015 Nov; 100(11):1231-2. PMID: 26575339.
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    8. Simonson TS, Huff CD, Witherspoon DJ, Prchal JT, Jorde LB. Adaptive genetic changes related to haemoglobin concentration in native high-altitude Tibetans. Exp Physiol. 2015 Nov; 100(11):1263-8. PMID: 26454145.
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    9. Wagner PD, Simonson TS, Wei G, Wagner HE, Wuren T, Qin G, Yan M, Ge RL. Sea-level haemoglobin concentration is associated with greater exercise capacity in Tibetan males at 4200 m. Exp Physiol. 2015 Nov; 100(11):1256-62. PMID: 26454003.
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    10. Ge RL, Simonson TS, Gordeuk V, Prchal JT, McClain DA. Metabolic aspects of high-altitude adaptation in Tibetans. Exp Physiol. 2015 Nov; 100(11):1247-55. PMID: 26053282.
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    11. Simonson TS, Wei G, Wagner HE, Wuren T, Qin G, Yan M, Wagner PD, Ge RL. Low haemoglobin concentration in Tibetan males is associated with greater high-altitude exercise capacity. J Physiol. 2015 Jul 15; 593(14):3207-18. PMID: 25988759.
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    12. Simonson TS. Altitude Adaptation: A Glimpse Through Various Lenses. High Alt Med Biol. 2015 Jun; 16(2):125-37. PMID: 26070057; PMCID: PMC4490743.
    13. Simonson TS, Wei G, Wagner HE, Wuren T, Bui A, Fine JM, Qin G, Beltrami FG, Yan M, Wagner PD, Ge RL. Reply: To PMID 25172885. Exp Physiol. 2015 Mar; 100(3):342. PMID: 25720665.
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    14. Simonson TS, Wei G, Wagner HE, Wuren T, Bui A, Fine JM, Qin G, Beltrami FG, Yan M, Wagner PD, Ge RL. Increased blood-oxygen binding affinity in Tibetan and Han Chinese residents at 4200 m. Exp Physiol. 2014 Dec 01; 99(12):1624-35. PMID: 25172885; PMCID: PMC4272572.
    15. Lorenzo FR, Huff C, Myllymäki M, Olenchock B, Swierczek S, Tashi T, Gordeuk V, Wuren T, Ri-Li G, McClain DA, Khan TM, Koul PA, Guchhait P, Salama ME, Xing J, Semenza GL, Liberzon E, Wilson A, Simonson TS, Jorde LB, Kaelin WG, Koivunen P, Prchal JT. A genetic mechanism for Tibetan high-altitude adaptation. Nat Genet. 2014 Sep; 46(9):951-6. PMID: 25129147.
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    16. Wuren T, Simonson TS, Qin G, Xing J, Huff CD, Witherspoon DJ, Jorde LB, Ge RL. Shared and unique signals of high-altitude adaptation in geographically distinct Tibetan populations. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3):e88252. PMID: 24642866; PMCID: PMC3958363.
    17. Simonson TS, Powell FL. Less is more: blunted responses to hypoxia revealed in sea-level Tibetans. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Apr 01; 116(7):711-2. PMID: 24114703.
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    18. Xing J, Wuren T, Simonson TS, Watkins WS, Witherspoon DJ, Wu W, Qin G, Huff CD, Jorde LB, Ge RL. Genomic analysis of natural selection and phenotypic variation in high-altitude mongolians. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(7):e1003634. PMID: 23874230; PMCID: PMC3715426.
    19. Ge RL, Simonson TS, Cooksey RC, Tanna U, Qin G, Huff CD, Witherspoon DJ, Xing J, Zhengzhong B, Prchal JT, Jorde LB, McClain DA. Metabolic insight into mechanisms of high-altitude adaptation in Tibetans. Mol Genet Metab. 2012 Jun; 106(2):244-7. PMID: 22503288; PMCID: PMC3437309.
    20. Simonson TS, McClain DA, Jorde LB, Prchal JT. Genetic determinants of Tibetan high-altitude adaptation. Hum Genet. 2012 Apr; 131(4):527-33. PMID: 22068265.
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    21. Huff CD, Witherspoon DJ, Zhang Y, Gatenbee C, Denson LA, Kugathasan S, Hakonarson H, Whiting A, Davis CT, Wu W, Xing J, Watkins WS, Bamshad MJ, Bradfield JP, Bulayeva K, Simonson TS, Jorde LB, Guthery SL. Crohn's disease and genetic hitchhiking at IBD5. Mol Biol Evol. 2012 Jan; 29(1):101-11. PMID: 21816865; PMCID: PMC3245542.
    22. Batini C, Ferri G, Destro-Bisol G, Brisighelli F, Luiselli D, Sánchez-Diz P, Rocha J, Simonson T, Brehm A, Montano V, Elwali NE, Spedini G, D'Amato ME, Myres N, Ebbesen P, Comas D, Capelli C. Signatures of the preagricultural peopling processes in sub-Saharan Africa as revealed by the phylogeography of early Y chromosome lineages. Mol Biol Evol. 2011 Sep; 28(9):2603-13. PMID: 21478374.
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    23. Huff CD, Witherspoon DJ, Simonson TS, Xing J, Watkins WS, Zhang Y, Tuohy TM, Neklason DW, Burt RW, Guthery SL, Woodward SR, Jorde LB. Maximum-likelihood estimation of recent shared ancestry (ERSA). Genome Res. 2011 May; 21(5):768-74. PMID: 21324875; PMCID: PMC3083094.
    24. Simonson TS, Xing J, Barrett R, Jerah E, Loa P, Zhang Y, Watkins WS, Witherspoon DJ, Huff CD, Woodward S, Mowry B, Jorde LB. Ancestry of the Iban is predominantly Southeast Asian: genetic evidence from autosomal, mitochondrial, and Y chromosomes. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 31; 6(1):e16338. PMID: 21305013; PMCID: PMC3031551.
    25. Xing J, Watkins WS, Shlien A, Walker E, Huff CD, Witherspoon DJ, Zhang Y, Simonson TS, Weiss RB, Schiffman JD, Malkin D, Woodward SR, Jorde LB. Toward a more uniform sampling of human genetic diversity: a survey of worldwide populations by high-density genotyping. Genomics. 2010 Oct; 96(4):199-210. PMID: 20643205.
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    26. Simonson TS, Yang Y, Huff CD, Yun H, Qin G, Witherspoon DJ, Bai Z, Lorenzo FR, Xing J, Jorde LB, Prchal JT, Ge R. Genetic evidence for high-altitude adaptation in Tibet. Science. 2010 Jul 02; 329(5987):72-5. PMID: 20466884.
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    27. Simonson TS, Zhang Y, Huff CD, Xing J, Watkins WS, Witherspoon DJ, Woodward SR, Jorde LB. Limited distribution of a cardiomyopathy-associated variant in India. Ann Hum Genet. 2010 Mar; 74(2):184-8. PMID: 20201939; PMCID: PMC2901538.
    28. Lorenzo VF, Yang Y, Simonson TS, Nussenzveig R, Jorde LB, Prchal JT, Ge RL. Genetic adaptation to extreme hypoxia: study of high-altitude pulmonary edema in a three-generation Han Chinese family. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2009 Nov-Dec; 43(3):221-5. PMID: 19481479; PMCID: PMC3506116.
    29. Simonson TS, Okinaka RT, Wang B, Easterday WR, Huynh L, U'Ren JM, Dukerich M, Zanecki SR, Kenefic LJ, Beaudry J, Schupp JM, Pearson T, Wagner DM, Hoffmaster A, Ravel J, Keim P. Bacillus anthracis in China and its relationship to worldwide lineages. BMC Microbiol. 2009 Apr 15; 9:71. PMID: 19368722; PMCID: PMC2674057.
    30. Van Ert MN, Easterday WR, Huynh LY, Okinaka RT, Hugh-Jones ME, Ravel J, Zanecki SR, Pearson T, Simonson TS, U'Ren JM, Kachur SM, Leadem-Dougherty RR, Rhoton SD, Zinser G, Farlow J, Coker PR, Smith KL, Wang B, Kenefic LJ, Fraser-Liggett CM, Wagner DM, Keim P. Global genetic population structure of Bacillus anthracis. PLoS One. 2007 May 23; 2(5):e461. PMID: 17520020; PMCID: PMC1866244.
    31. Van Ert MN, Easterday WR, Simonson TS, U'Ren JM, Pearson T, Kenefic LJ, Busch JD, Huynh LY, Dukerich M, Trim CB, Beaudry J, Welty-Bernard A, Read T, Fraser CM, Ravel J, Keim P. Strain-specific single-nucleotide polymorphism assays for the Bacillus anthracis Ames strain. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jan; 45(1):47-53. PMID: 17093023; PMCID: PMC1828967.
    32. U'Ren JM, Van Ert MN, Schupp JM, Easterday WR, Simonson TS, Okinaka RT, Pearson T, Keim P. Use of a real-time PCR TaqMan assay for rapid identification and differentiation of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Nov; 43(11):5771-4. PMID: 16272516; PMCID: PMC1287822.
    33. Easterday WR, Van Ert MN, Simonson TS, Wagner DM, Kenefic LJ, Allender CJ, Keim P. Use of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the plcR gene for specific identification of Bacillus anthracis. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Apr; 43(4):1995-7. PMID: 15815042; PMCID: PMC1081367.
    34. Van Ert MN, Hofstadler SA, Jiang Y, Busch JD, Wagner DM, Drader JJ, Ecker DJ, Hannis JC, Huynh LY, Schupp JM, Simonson TS, Keim P. Mass spectrometry provides accurate characterization of two genetic marker types in Bacillus anthracis. Biotechniques. 2004 Oct; 37(4):642-4, 646, 648 passim. PMID: 15517976.
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    35. Pearson T, Busch JD, Ravel J, Read TD, Rhoton SD, U'Ren JM, Simonson TS, Kachur SM, Leadem RR, Cardon ML, Van Ert MN, Huynh LY, Fraser CM, Keim P. Phylogenetic discovery bias in Bacillus anthracis using single-nucleotide polymorphisms from whole-genome sequencing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Sep 14; 101(37):13536-41. PMID: 15347815; PMCID: PMC518758.