About me

I am an Instructor at the Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington 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 - 2016

    • 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 / # co-senior authors; see full list at my Google Scholar Profile or my PubMed collection)

  • Dang HX*, Chauhan PS*, Ellis H, Feng W, Harris PK, Smith G, Qiao M, Dienstbach K, Beck R, Atkocius A, Qaium F, Luo J, Michalski JM, Picus J, Pachynski RK, Maher CA, Chaudhuri AA. Cell-free DNA alterations in the AR enhancer and locus predict resistance to AR-directed therapy in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. JCO Precis Oncol. 2020;4:680-713. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7446541.

  • Dang HX, Krasnick BA, White BS, Grossman JG, Strand MS, Zhang J, Cabanski CR, Miller CA, Fulton RS, Goedegebuure SP, Fronick CC, Griffith M, Larson DE, Goetz BD, Walker JR, Hawkins WG, Strasberg SM, Linehan DC, Lim KH, Lockhart AC, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Ley TJ, Maher CA, Fields RC. The clonal evolution of metastatic colorectal cancer. Sci Adv. 2020 Jun;6(24):eaay9691. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7286679.

  • Eteleeb AM, Quigley DA, Zhao SG, Pham D, Yang R, Dehm SM, Luo J, Feng FY, Dang HX#, Maher CA#. SV-HotSpot: detection and visualization of hotspots targeted by structural variants associated with gene expression. Sci Rep. 2020 Sep 28;10(1):15890. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71168-7. PubMed PMID: 32985524; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7522247.

  • Dang HX*, White NM*, Rozycki EB, Felsheim BM, Watson MA, Govindan R, Luo J, Maher CA. Long non-coding RNA LCAL62 / LINC00261 is associated with lung adenocarcinoma prognosis. Heliyon. 2020 Mar;6(3):e03521. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7062942.

  • Quigley DA*, Dang HX*, Zhao SG*, Lloyd P, Aggarwal R, Alumkal JJ, Foye A, Kothari V, Perry MD, Bailey AM, Playdle D, Barnard TJ, Zhang L, Zhang J, Youngren JF, Cieslik MP, Parolia A, Beer TM, Thomas G, Chi KN, Gleave M, Lack NA, Zoubeidi A, Reiter RE, Rettig MB, Witte O, Ryan CJ, Fong L, Kim W, Friedlander T, Chou J, Li H, Das R, Li H, Moussavi-Baygi R, Goodarzi H, Gilbert LA, Lara PN Jr, Evans CP, Goldstein TC, Stuart JM, Tomlins SA, Spratt DE, Cheetham RK, Cheng DT, Farh K, Gehring JS, Hakenberg J, Liao A, Febbo PG, Shon J, Sickler B, Batzoglou S, Knudsen KE, He HH, Huang J, Wyatt AW, Dehm SM, Ashworth A, Chinnaiyan AM, Maher CA, Small EJ, Feng FY. Genomic Hallmarks and Structural Variation in Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Cell. 2018 Jul 26;174(3):758-769.e9. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6425931.

  • Dang HX, White BS, Foltz SM, Miller CA, Luo J, Fields RC, Maher CA. ClonEvol: clonal ordering and visualization in cancer sequencing. Ann Oncol. 2017 Dec 1;28(12):3076-3082. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5834020.

  • Dang HX, Pryor B, Peever T, Lawrence CB. The Alternaria genomes database: a comprehensive resource for a fungal genus comprised of saprophytes, plant pathogens, and allergenic species. BMC Genomics. 2015 Mar 25;16:239. PubMed PMID: 25887485; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4387663.

  • Dang HX, Lawrence CB. Allerdictor: fast allergen prediction using text classification techniques. Bioinformatics. 2014 Apr 15;30(8):1120-1128. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3982160.