Alex Dussaq, Ph.D.

STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM VITAE

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Last Updated: 09/16/2018

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Alex Dussaq

Citizenship: United States (Alabama)

Foreign Language(s): None

Home Address: <Contact For Information>

Email: adussaq@uab.edu

Phone: (205) 578-2220

 

RANK/TITLE: MSTP Student | MS4

Department: University of Alabama at Birmingham, MSTP program

Business Address: SHEL 121; 1825 University Boulevard; Birmingham, AL 35294-2182

Phone: (205) 934-4092

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Staff Scientist: Desert Research Institute, 2010-2011

 

EDUCATION:

Institution: University of Nevada, Reno             

Degree: BS in Mathematics (Applied); Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Years (full-time): 2006-2010

 

Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham          

Degree: MSTP program: M.D./Ph.D.

Years: 2011-Current

 

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS:

I am interested in computational analysis of large medical and biological datasets. I hope to make online data more accessible in the medical field by providing new analytical methods paired with interactive web based programs.

 

GRANT SUPPORT:

Current Funding:

Alabama NIH MSTP training grant 5T32GM008361-22. Year: 2011-present. Amount: $55,000/year. PI: Robin Lorenz MD/PhD. Role: Graduate Fellow.

Past Funding:

Nevada INBRE Undergraduate Research Grant. Year: 2007 (May-August). Amount: $5,500. PI: Alison Murray, Ph.D. Role: Student researcher.

Nevada EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Grant. Year: 2007-2008 (August ‘07-May ‘08). Amount: <$10,000. PI: Alison Murray, Ph.D. Role: Student researcher.

Nevada INBRE Undergraduate Research Grant. Year: 2009 (May-August). Amount: $5,500. PI: Joseph Grzymski, Ph.D. Role: Student researcher. 

MANUSCRIPTS:

*Grzymski JJ, Dussaq AM. The significance of nitrogen cost minimization in proteomes of marine microorganisms. ISME J. 2012 Jan;6(1):71-80. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.72. Epub 2011 Jun 23. PubMed PMID: 21697958; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3246230.

*Research Featured in Science Magazine "Editors' Choice”.

Wigginton NS. Cost of Living. Science 15 July 2011: 269. [DOI:10.1126/science.333.6040.269-b]

Grzymski JJ, Riesenfeld CS, Williams TJ, Dussaq AM, Ducklow H, Erickson M, Cavicchioli R, Murray AE. A metagenomic assessment of winter and summer bacterioplankton from Antarctica Peninsula coastal surface waters. ISME J. 2012. Oct;6(10):1901-15. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.31. Epub 2012 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 22534611; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3446801.

Anderson JC, Minnich DJ, Dobelbower MC, Denton AJ, Dussaq AM, Gilbert AN, Rohrbach TD, Arafat W, Welaya K, Bonner JA, Willey CD. Kinomic profiling of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy specimens: a new approach for personalized medicine. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 30;9(12):e116388. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116388. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2016;11(8):e0161986. PubMed PMID: 25549342; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4280210.

Dussaq AM, Anderson JC, Willey CD, Almeida JS. Mechanistic Parameterization of the Kinomic Signal in Peptide Arrays. J Proteomics Bioinform. 2016 May;9(5):151-157. Epub 2016 May 24. PubMed PMID: 27601856; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5010871.

Penha ED, Iriabho E, Dussaq AM, de Oliveira DM, Almeida JS. Isomorphic semantic mapping of variant call format (VCF2RDF). Bioinformatics. 2017 Feb 15;33(4):547-548. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw652. PubMed PMID: 27797761; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6041975.

Dussaq AM, Soni A, Willey C, Park SL, Harada S. Hepatitis C Virus Genie: A Web 2.0 Interpretation and Analytics Platform for the Versant Hepatitis C Virus Genotype Line Probe Assay Version 2.0. J Pathol Inform. 2017 Oct 3;8:41. doi: 10.4103/jpi.jpi_44_17. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 29114435; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5653960.

Dussaq AM, Kennell T Jr, Eustace NJ, Anderson JC, Almeida JS, Willey CD. Kinomics toolbox-A web platform for analysis and viewing of kinomic peptide array data. PLoS One. 2018 Aug 21;13(8):e0202139. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202139. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30130366.

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

Dussaq AM, Soni A, Park SL, Harada S. Hepatitis C Virus Genie: A Web 2.0 Interpretation and Analytics Platform for the Versant Hepatitis C Virus Genotype Line Probe Assay Version 2.0. J Pathol Inform 2016;S12. http://www.jpathinformatics.org/text.asp?2016/7/1/33/186860 

Dussaq A, Stackhouse C, Anderson J, Almeida J, Willey C. Creation of an Analytical Platform for Integrative Molecular Profiling of Glioblastoma Xenolines. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Volume 147, Issue suppl_2, 1 March 2017, Pages S169, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcp/aqw191.037 

Dussaq AM, Anderson JC, Willey CD. Procedural Optimization and Signal Normalization of Kinomic Peptide Microarrays. Pathology Informatics Summit 2017. J Pathol Inform 2017;8:26,S30-S31. http://www.jpathinformatics.org/text.asp?2017/8/1/26/210716.

POSTER EXHIBITS

Poster exhibits at national and international courses and meetings:

Alex Dussaq, Joshua Anderson, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey.  “Creation of a collaborative, RDF based web ecosystem for kinomic peptide arrays.” 2013 Frontiers in systems and synthetic biology.

Alex Dussaq, Christian Stackhouse G. Yancey Gillespie, Christine W. Duarte, Xiangqin Cui, Degui Zhi, Joshua C. Anderson, Vinodh Srivinas, Catherine Langford, Jaideep V. Thottassery, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey. “Web Toolkit for the Integration of Molecular and Clinical Phenotype Data from a Panel of Human Glioblastoma Multiforme Xenolines.” AAP/ASCI/APSA 2016 Joint Meeting.

Alex Dussaq, Abha Soni, Seung L Park, Christopher Willey, Shuko Harada. HCV Genie 2: A Web Platform and Workflow Optimization for the Versant Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype Line Probe Assay Version 2.0. AAP/ASCI/APSA 2017 Joint Meeting.

Timothy Kennell Jr., Alex Dussaq, Dan DelloStritto, MD, PhD, Alex Adami, PhD. Mediawiki as a Platform to Provide Readily Available Information on Research Residency Programs. AAP/ASCI/APSA 2017 Joint Meeting. April 2017.

Alex Dussaq, Joshua Anderson, Christopher Willey. Procedural Optimization and Signal Normalization of Kinomic Peptide Microarrays. Pathology informatics summit. May 2017.

Poster exhibits at regional and institutional courses and meetings:

Alex Dussaq, Christian Riesenfeld, Alison Murray. “Isolation of Synoicum adareanum-Associated Microorganisms.” 2007 Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Alex Dussaq, Joshua Anderson, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey.  “Creation of a collaborative, RDF based web ecosystem for kinomic peptide arrays.”  2012 Dale J. Benos Medical Student Research Day.

Alex Dussaq, Joshua Anderson, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey.  “Creation of a collaborative, RDF based web ecosystem for kinomic peptide arrays.”  2012 Comprehensive Cancer Center Retreat.

Alex Dussaq, Joshua Anderson, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey.  “KAOS - A formalized data model for kinomic peptide arrays.” 2013 Dale J. Benos Medical Student Research Day.

Alex Dussaq, Joshua Anderson, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey.  “Kinomic dashboard: a webApp ecosystem for the analysis of kinase activity data.” 2014 Dale J. Benos Medical Student Research Day.

Alex Dussaq, Joshua Anderson, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey.  “KAOS - A formalized data model for kinomic peptide arrays.” 2014 Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium.

Alex Dussaq, Joshua Anderson, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey. ”Mechanistic parameterization of the kinomic signal utilizing PamGene peptide arrays.” 2015 Dale J. Benos Medical Student Research Day.

Alex Dussaq, Joshua Anderson, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey. ”Mechanistic parameterization of the kinomic signal utilizing PamGene peptide arrays.” 2015 UAB Medical Scientist Training Program Retreat.

Alex Dussaq, Abha Soni, Seung L Park, Christopher Willey, Shuko Harada. HCV Genie 2: A Web 2.0 Interpretation and Analytics Platform for the Siemens Versant Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype Line Probe Assay. Dale J. Benos Medical Student Research Day. 2016.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

Invited lectures

Alex Dussaq, Jonas Almeida. “The Web as a global analytical space - from BigData NoSQL to commodity Google Cloud.” July 31st 2013. University of Pittsburgh.

Invited lectures at international courses and meetings:

Nick Tschernia, Alex Dussaq, Tony Moschetti, Joey Khwaja, Chris Martinez, Janice Cho, Leigh Armijo, Sheena Jones, Tyler Peterson, J Malikowski, Chad Sanada, Dave Shintani, Patricia Ellison, Christie Howard. Development of a Naturally Derived Mosquito Larvicide. International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM). November, 2009. Boston, MA, USA.

Alex Dussaq, Abha Soni, Seung L Park, Christopher Willey, Shuko Harada. HCV Genie 2: A Web 2.0 Interpretation and Analytics Platform for the Siemens Versant Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype Line Probe Assay. United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology 2016.

Alex Dussaq, Abha Soni, Seung L Park, Christopher Willey, Shuko Harada. HCV Genie 2: A Web 2.0 Interpretation and Analytics Platform for the Siemens Versant Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype Line Probe Assay. Association of Pathology Informatics 2016.

Alex Dussaq, Christian Sackhouse G. Yancey Gillespie, Christine W. Duarte, Xiangqin Cui, Degui Zhi, Joshua C. Anderson, Vinodh Srivinas, Jonas Almeida, Christopher Willey. “Creation of an Analytical Platform for Integrative Molecular Profiling of Glioblastoma Xenolines.” June 3rd 2016. Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists 2016.

Alex Dussaq, Abha Soni, Seung L Park, Christopher Willey, Shuko Harada. HCV Genie 2: A Web Platform and Workflow Optimization for the Versant Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype Line Probe Assay Version 2.0. Pathology informatics summit. May 2017.

Invited lectures at local and regional courses and meetings:

Alex Dussaq, Christian Riesenfeld, Alison Murray. “Isolation of Synoicum adareanum-Associated Microorganisms.” 2008 Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Kira Newman, Howard Chiou, Patricia Cheung, Alex Dussaq, Elizabeth Ma, Pedro Teixeira, Daniel Balikov. Redefining Tradition: Translational research tracks beyond molecular biology, Panel. 2014 Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium.

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Best Poster Presentation, Pathology informatics summit. 2017.

MSTP Survival Skills for Physician Scientists - Best Research Proposal. 2012.

Cum Laude University of Nevada Reno. 2010.

University of Reno Nevada Honors Program Course Record Award. 2010.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

National

2013 – 2014, 2015 – 2016, American Physician Scientist Association, Vice-chair Technology Committee.

2015 – 2016 American Physician Scientist Association, Chair Technology Committee.

2012 – 2017, Member: American Physician Scientist Association

2012 – Present, Member: Association for Pathology Informatics

2018 – Present, Member: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Local

2008 – 2009 - Co-founder University of Nevada, Reno Biochemistry / Biology club

2009 – 2010 - President University of Nevada, Reno Biochemistry / Biology club

2011 – Present, American Physician Scientist Association, Web technologies officer