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|Position - Company|
Manager, International Cancer Genome Consortium Data Coordination Centre, & Senior Bioinformatician/Data Manager - Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Manager & Senior Bioinformatician/Data Manager, International Cancer Genome Consortium Data Coordination Centre, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Informatics and Bio-Computing platform
|Apr 2011 - Jun 2013|
Research Assistant III (Bioinformatics Engineer) - Michigan State University
Lead bioinformatics developer/analyst and web developer on USDA Solanaceae Comparative Genomics Resource project. Performed bioinformatics work, including NGS transcriptomics, as part of the International Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium. Provided bioinformatics support and analysis for the Solanaceae Co-ordinated Agricultural Project (SolCAP), which received the 2011 USDA Secretary's Honor Award. Contributed to the Pythium ultimum genome project. Provided bioinformatics support to collaborators. Built and administered 450+ core grid computing cluster running Rocks Linux cluster distribution (and using SGE).
|Jan 2008 - Apr 2011|
Bioinformatics Engineer II - J. Craig Venter Institute
Developed metagenomic annotation and analysis pipeline for the CAMERA marine metagenomics web portal (including the Global Ocean Sequencing expeditions). Microbial pan-genome analysis pipeline development.
|Oct 2005 - Jan 2008|
Graduate Student / Teaching Assistant - McMaster University
* Bioinformatics support for Thellungiella salsuginea EST/microarray/metabolomics joint project with University of Waterloo. Developed a software pipeline for quality control, processing, clustering, assembly, and annotation of EST data. Designed and implemented a MySQL-based relational database and PHP web interface to access, analyze, and visualize the data.
|Sep 2002 - Sep 2005|
Computer Lab Advisor / Network Technician / Teaching Assistant - Brock University
* Installation and troubleshooting of Ethernet network in campus residences.
|Sep 2000 - Sep 2002|
Marine Mammal Trainer - Marineland Canada
Training, care and public demonstration of orca and beluga whales at Friendship Cove.
|Jan 2000 - Sep 2000|
Owner/Operator - GNŌMATIX
Offering project support in genomics/informatics; development of software solutions to meet project needs.
|Aug 2013 - Present|
|Degree - University|
|Genome sequence and analysis of the tuber crop potato. Nature. 475(7355):189-95. doi: 10.1038/nature10158. July 10, 2011. View on PubMed.|
|Single nucleotide polymorphism discovery in elite north american potato germplasm. BMC Genomics. 12:302. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-302. June 9, 2011. View on PubMed.|
|Suppression of the vacuolar invertase gene prevents cold-induced sweetening in potato. Plant Physiol. 154(2):939-48. doi: 10.1104/pp.110.162545. August 24, 2010. View on PubMed.|
|Genome sequence of the necrotrophic plant pathogen Pythium ultimum reveals original pathogenicity mechanisms and effector repertoire. Genome Biol. 11(7):R73. doi: 10.1186/gb-2010-11-7-r73. July 13, 2010. View on PubMed.|
|Ergatis: a web interface and scalable software system for bioinformatics workflows. Bioinformatics. 26(12):1488-92. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq167. June 15, 2010. View on PubMed.|
|Genomic islands in the pathogenic filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. PLoS Genet. 4(4):e1000046. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000046. April 11, 2008. View on PubMed.|
|Transcriptional profiling implicates novel interactions between abiotic stress and hormonal responses in Thellungiella, a close relative of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 140(4):1437-50. doi: 10.1104/pp.105.070508. February 24, 2006. View on PubMed.|
|Sex-specific functional specialization and the evolutionary rates of essential fertility genes. J Mol Evol. 61(5):650-8. doi: 10.1007/s00239-005-0007-5. October 20, 2005. View on PubMed.|
|Expressed sequence tags from the Yukon ecotype of Thellungiella reveal that gene expression in response to cold, drought and salinity shows little overlap. Plant Mol Biol. 58(4):561-74. doi: 10.1007/s11103-005-6163-6. July 2005. View on PubMed.|