About me

I am an Instructor at the Division of Oncology, Department of MedicineWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Prior to that I completed my postdoc training at the McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, working with Christopher Maher, on "canceromics". Earlier, I was a graduate student in the Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology program at Virginia Tech, working under the supervision of Christopher Lawrence at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (now the Biocomplexity Institute), on fungal genomics and "allergomics". Before that, I was an undergraduate student at the School of Information and Communication Technology at Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Vietnam, where I developed a (currently inactive) Vietnamese search engine in my senior thesis (with Dr. Binh Nguyen).

In Vietnamese, my name is written Đặng Xuân Hà.

Abbreviated CV


  • Postdoc, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014 - present

  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Genetics/Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, 2014

  • B.E., Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Computer Science, 2003


  • AACR-Aflac, Inc. Scholar-in-Training Award, 2015

  • Vietnam Education Foundation (http://vef.gov) Professional Development Grant, 2007-2014

  • Vietnam Education Foundation Fellows and Scholars Service Award, 2011

  • Vietnam Education Foundation Travel Grant, 2009

  • Vietnam Education Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2007-2009

  • Excellence in teaching, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, 2006

  • TOKAI scholarship for outstanding academic performance, 2000

  • Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training scholarship, 1999

  • Editor for: Vietnam Journal of Science
  • Reviewer for: Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer Research, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, PloS Genetics, The Journal of Pathology, BMC Genomics, BMC Cancer, GigaScience, Scientific Reports, FEBS Letters, Thoracic Disease, Molecular Biology Reports


  • Founder and President, Vietnamese Community at Virginia Tech (aka. Viet Tech), 2010-2012

  • Champion, Virginia Tech's summer intramural tennis tournament, 2010

  • Delegate, Virginia Tech's Genetics/Bioinformatics & Computational Biology program, 2009

(* co-first authors; see full list at my Google Scholar Profile or my PubMed collection) 
  • David A. Quigley*, Ha X. Dang*, Shuang G. Zhao*, Paul Lloyd, Rahul Aggarwal, Joshi J. Alumkal, Adam Foye et al. "Genomic Hallmarks and Structural Variation in Metastatic Prostate Cancer." Cell (2018).
  • Dang, H. X., White, B. S., Foltz, S. M., Miller, C. A., Luo, J., Fields, R. C., & Maher, C. A. (2017). ClonEvol: clonal ordering and visualization in cancer sequencing. Annals of Oncology,28(12), 3076-3082.
  • White N, Zhao S, Zhang J, Rozycki E, Dang H. X., McFadden S, Eteleeb A, Alshalalfa M, Vergara I, Erho N, Arbeit J, Karnes R, Den R, Davicioni E, Maher C. (2016). Multi-institutional Analysis Shows that Low PCAT-14 Expression Associates with Poor Outcomes in Prostate Cancer. European Urology. WashU News
  • Dang, H. X., & Maher, C. A. (2015). Clonotyping for precision oncology. Drug Discovery Today.
  • Malachi Griffith, Christopher A. Miller, Obi L. Griffith, Kilannin Krysiak, Zachary L. Skidmore, Avinash Ramu, Jason R. Walker, Ha X. Dang, Lee Trani, David E. Larson, Ryan T. Demeter, Michael C. Wendl, Joshua F. McMichael, Rachel Austin, Vincent Magrini, Sean McGrath, Amy Ly, Shashikant Kulkarni, Matt Cordes, Catrina C. Fronick, Robert S. Fulton, Christopher A. Maher, Li Ding, Jeffery M. Klco, Elaine R. Mardis, Timothy J. Ley, Richard K. Wilson. Optimizing cancer genome sequencing and analysis. Cell Systems. 2015
  • Cabanski, C. R.*, White, N. M.*, Dang, H. X., Silva-Fisher, J. M., Rauck, C. E., Cicka, D., & Maher, C. A. (2015). Pan-cancer transcriptome analysis reveals long noncoding RNAs with conserved function. RNA biology
  • Dang, H. X., Pryor, B., Peever, T., & Lawrence, C. B. (2015). The Alternaria genomes database: a comprehensive resource for a fungal genus comprised of saprophytes, plant pathogens, and allergenic species. BMC genomics, 16(1), 239
  • White, N. M.*, Cabanski, C. R.*, Silva-Fisher, J. M., Dang, H. X., Govindan, R., & Maher, C. A. (2014). Transcriptome sequencing reveals altered long intergenic non-coding RNAs in lung cancer. Genome Biol, 15(8), 429 MGI News
  • Dang, H. X., & Lawrence, C. B. (2014). Allerdictor: fast allergen prediction using text classification techniques. Bioinformatics, 30(8), 1120-1128. VT News
  • Hu, J., Chen, C., Peever, T., Dang, H. X., Lawrence, C., & Mitchell, T. (2012). Genomic characterization of the conditionally dispensable chromosome in Alternaria arborescens provides evidence for horizontal gene transfer. BMC genomics, 13(1), 171