‌‌ Bamidele Tayo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor with educational background in Human Nutrition, Statistics, Statistical Genetics, Epidemiology and Community Health. Dr. Tayo is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He is also a professional member of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society and the American Society of Human Genetics.

Dr. Tayo's research interests include genetic mapping of complex diseases, development and evaluation of statistical methods for genetic linkage and association studies.

Phone: (708) 327-9013
btayo@luc.edu



Current Research Funding

Grant Title:    R01 HL118305-01A1 (NIH/NHLBI)
Funding:    $2,061,405
Date of Funding Period:    01/15/2014 – 11/30/2018
Role in Project:    Co-Investigator  
Name of Principal Investigator:    D. C. Rao
Title of Project:    A Multi-Ethnic Study of Gene-Lifestyle Interactions in Cardiovascular Traits  

Grant Title:    TW009140 (NIH/FIC)
Funding:    $929,777
Date of Funding Period:    09/05/2011 – 07/31/2016
Role in Project:    Co-PI
Name of Principal Investigator:    Tayo and Ogedegbe
Title of Project:    NYU/UG Cardiovascular Research Training Institute Program  

Grant Title:    U54HG006939 (NIH/NHGRI)
Funding:    $3,851,587
Date of Funding Period:    07/01/2012 – 06/30/2017
Role in Project:    Co-Investigator
Name of Principal Investigator:    Ojo and Adu
Title of Project:    H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network

Grant Title:    5R01DK075787 (NIH/NIDDK)
Funding:    $4,693,722
Date of Funding Period:    06/08/2007 – 11/30/2017
Role in Project:    Co-Investigator
Name of Principal Investigator:    J. N. Hirschhorn
Title of Project:    Candidate Gene Studies of Obesity Guided by Whole Genome Association Data
  
Grant Title:    ICRA 2013140 (DDCF)
Funding:    $486,000
Date of Funding Period:    09/01/2013 – 08/31/2016
Role in Project:    Co-PI
Name of Principal Investigator:    Tayo and Gordeuk
Title of Project:    Risk Stratification for Clinical Severity of Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria and Assessment of Efficacy and Safety during Treatment with Hydroxyurea

Completed Research Funding
Grant Title:    R01 HL53353 (NIH/NHLBI)
Funding:    $10,082,290
Date of Funding Period:    09/30/1995 – 4/30/2015
Role in Project:    Statistical Geneticist
Name of Principal Investigator:    R. S. Cooper
Title of Project:    Genetics of Hypertension in Blacks  

Grant Title:    R03 TW008695 (NIH/FIC)
Funding:    $177,674
Date of Funding Period:    07/01/2011 – 06/30/2014
Role in Project:    Consultant
Name of Principal Investigator:    R. S. Cooper
Title of Project:    Variation in Severity of Sickle Cell Disease among the Yoruba

Grant Title:    ICRA 2009089 (DDCF)
Funding:    $486,000
Date of Funding Period:    09/01/2009 – 08/31/2012
Role in Project:    Co-Investigator
Name of Principal Investigator:    Lettre and Hirschhorn
Title of Project:    Whole-exome resequencing in sickle cell disease patients with extremely mild clinical course

Grant Title:    LU#204006 (LUC–Intramural)
Funding:    $25,000
Date of Funding Period:    01/01/2012 – 01/01/2014
Role in Project:    PI
Name of Principal Investigator:    Tayo
Title of Project:    Genetics Analyses of Vitamin D and Skin Tone (GAViDS

Grant Title:    R01 DK090360 (NIH/NIDDK)
Funding:    $2,944,532
Date of Funding Period:    09/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Role in Project:    Consultant
Name of Principal Investigator:    R. Durazo-Arvizu
Title of Project:    Determinants and Consequences of Low Vitamin D in Populations of African Descent  

Grant Title:    Charles F. Bronfman (MSSM)
Funding:    $135,053
Date of Funding Period:    5/1/2009 – 10/31/2010
Role in Project:    Co-Investigator
Name of Principal Investigator:    R. S. Cooper
Title of Project:    Characterization of Biobank Samples from 5 Populations   

Grant Title:    1 U10 HL54512 (NIH/NHLBI)
Funding:    $2,226,124
Date of Funding Period:    07/01/2005 – 08/31/2009
Role in Project:    Statistical Geneticist
Name of Principal Investigator:    A.B. Weder
Title of Project:    Genetic Determinants of High Blood Pressure

Grant Title:    R01 HL074166 (NIH/NHLBI)
Funding:    $2,857,831
Date of Funding Period:    07/15/2004 – 5/31/2009
Role in Project:    Co-Investigator
Name of Principal Investigator:    X. Zhu
Title of Project:    Defining an Obesity QTL on Chromosome 3q

Grant Title:    R01 HL086718 (NIH/NHLBI)
Funding:    $3,277,139
Date of Funding Period:    08/15/2007 – 06/30/2012
Role in Project:    Co-Investigator
Name of Principal Investigator:    X. Zhu
Title of Project:    Fine Mapping of Hypertension Genes Detected by Admixture Mapping in the FBPP  

Pending
The H3Africa Kidney Disease Cohort Study (pending funding from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney). The goals of the project are: (1) to determine whether APOL1 risk variants independently predict kidney disease progression and to identify modifiable risk factors for kidney disease progression in African Blacks; (2) to determine the causes, natural history and role of APOL1 risk variants in GN in African Blacks and (3) to establish an enduring resource for discovery work, genetic, clinical and translational research in kidney disease and other chronic diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.   

Selected publications

  • Wang YJ, Tayo BO, Bandyopadhyay A, Wang H, Feng T, Franceschini N, Tang H, Gao J, Sung YJ, Elston RC et al: The association of the vanin-1 N131S variant with blood pressure is mediated by endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation and loss of function. PLoS Genet 2014, 10(9):e1004641.

  • Wonkam A, Ngo Bitoungui VJ, Vorster AA, Ramesar R, Cooper RS, Tayo B, Lettre G, Ngogang J: Association of variants at BCL11A and HBS1L-MYB with hemoglobin F and hospitalization rates among sickle cell patients in Cameroon. PLoS One 2014, 9(3):e92506.

  • Wood AR, Esko T, Yang J, Vedantam S, Pers TH, Gustafsson S, Chu AY, Estrada K, Luan J, Kutalik Z et al: Defining the role of common variation in the genomic and biological architecture of adult human height. Nat Genet 2014, 46(11):1173-1186.

  • Adeoye AM, Adewoye IA, Dairo DM, Adebiyi A, Lackland DT, Ogedegbe G, Tayo BO: Excess Metabolic Syndrome Risks Among Women Health Workers Compared With Men. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2015.

  • Boima V, Ademola AD, Odusola AO, Agyekum F, Nwafor CE, Cole H, Salako BL, Ogedegbe G, Tayo BO: Factors Associated with Medication No adherence among Hypertensives in Ghana and Nigeria. Int J Hypertens 2015, 2015.

  • Eckberg K, Kramer H, Wolf M, Durazo-Arvizu R, Tayo B, Luke A, Cooper R: Impact of westernization on fibroblast growth factor 23 levels among individuals of African ancestry. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2015, 30(4):630-635.

  • Gorski M, Tin A, Garnaas M, McMahon GM, Chu AY, Tayo BO, Pattaro C, Teumer A, Chasman DI, Chalmers J et al: Genome-wide association study of kidney function decline in individuals of European descent. Kidney Int 2015, 87(5):1017-1029.

  • Harbison JE, Dugas LR, Brieger W, Tayo BO, Alabi T, Schoeller DA, Luke A: Seasonal variation in natural abundance of 2H and 18O in urine samples from rural Nigeria. J Appl Physiol (1985) 2015, 119(1):55-60.

  • Joshi PK, Esko T, Mattsson H, Eklund N, Gandin I, Nutile T, Jackson AU, Schurmann C, Smith AV, Zhang W et al: Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations. Nature 2015.

  • Locke AE, Kahali B, Berndt SI, Justice AE, Pers TH, Day FR, Powell C, Vedantam S, Buchkovich ML, Yang J et al: Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology. Nature 2015, 518(7538):197-206.

  • Osafo C, Raji YR, Burke D, Tayo BO, Tiffin N, Moxey-Mims MM, Rasooly RS, Kimmel PL, Ojo A, Adu D et al: Human Heredity and Health (H3) in Africa Kidney Disease Research Network: A Focus on Methods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2015.

  • Shetty PB, Tang H, Feng T, Tayo B, Morrison AC, Kardia SL, Hanis CL, Arnett DK, Hunt SC, Boerwinkle E et al: Variants for HDL-C, LDL-C, and triglycerides identified from admixture mapping and fine-mapping analysis in African American families. Circulation Cardiovascular genetics 2015, 8(1):106-113.

  • Shungin D, Winkler TW, Croteau-Chonka DC, Ferreira T, Locke AE, Magi R, Strawbridge RJ, Pers TH, Fischer K, Justice AE et al: New genetic loci link adipose and insulin biology to body fat distribution. Nature 2015, 518(7538):187-196.

  • Zhu X, Feng T, Tayo BO, Liang J, Young JH, Franceschini N, Smith JA, Yanek LR, Sun YV, Edwards TL et al: Meta-analysis of correlated traits via summary statistics from GWASs with an application in hypertension. Am J Hum Genet 2015, 96(1):21-36.