• 01/2016 – Present
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) of Biomedical Informatics
    Cancer Institute Genomics Core

    Serviced multi-million dollar FDA funded grant sequencing ctDNA (using liquid biopsies) from lung cancer patients, as part of a multi-institution clinical trail, using state-of-the-art bioinformatic techniques, to investigate and further develop a non-invasive technique for tracking the efficacy of treatment
    Established new bioinformatics infrastructure for the newly established UAMS Genomics Core; included cloud-based approaches (e.g., Docker-based containers)
  • 08/2014 – 12/2015
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) of Biomedical Informatics
    Myeloma Institute

    Created custom algorithms and visualization techniques to investigate the intra-clonal heterogeneity of multiple myeloma
    Invented novel methods to integrate multi-modal genomic datasets to provide greater insight into a particular patient's cancer, i.e., DNA-seq, RNA-seq, methylation
  • 09/2012 – 07/2014
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Myeloma Institute

    Used open-source and custom software to automate bioinformatic pipelines for RNA and whole exome sequencing
    Developed and fostered collaborations with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, biologists, and bioinformaticians, all working to cure multiple myeloma
  • 06/2012 – 06/2014
    Labscoop, LLC
    Chief Technical Officer
    Life sciences e-Procurement and marketing platform
    Was in charge implementating the company’s technological vision
    Helped to raise significant investment from Fund for Arkansas’ Future
    Transitioned platform into the cloud, implemented automated client billing system from scratch, and implemented cloud-based search using Elasticsearch
  • 05/2007 – 06/2010
    1011 Web Solutions
    Web / Database Developer II
    Developed client-facing and internal applications using ASP Classic, ASP .NET v3.0 and MS SQL Server 2005
    Maintained and developed new processes for large multi-step financial application for the accreditation of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs)
  • 12/2005 – 07/2006
    Aristotle, Inc.
    Web / Database Developer II
    Website Portfolio
    Developed ASP Classic and ASP .NET v2.0 applications for clients, including Content Management Systems (CMSs)
    Developed / maintained backend MS SQL Server 2000 databases for client applications, and Implemented front end web application work using CSS
  • 11/2004 – 12/2005
    Web / Database Developer II
    Developed client-facing ASP Classic and ASP .NET v1.0 applications for the administration and awarding of incentives (points), that were redeemable for cash and/or products from an online company built marketplace
    Serviced one of the company's largest client, Dell. Worked under hard-deadlines to meet changing monthly requirements
    Used SQL Server 2000's ETL tool DTS extensively