Justin Paschall is Team Leader at the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK (permanent staff position), since August 2012. His main tasks being related to the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA), the Database of Genomic Variants archive (DGVa) and the European Variant Archive (EVA).
From February 2007 to August 2012 he was Staff Scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and worked on:
- dbGaP genetic data management team lead
- Bioinformatics programming, GWAS/next gen sequencing data processing and QC
- ISCA clinical cytogenetics (dbVar) data coordinator
- ClinVar community liaison and data processing for clinical genetics submissions
- GTeX eQTL database development
He was Graduate Student from August 2005 to February 2007 at Washington University St. Louis – DBBS, on Quantitative Human and Statistical Genetics Program (Master’s Thesis: Meta-analysis of gene expression variation in human populations: the role of regulatory polymorphisms in complex disease).
He was Bioinformatics technician for one year (from August 2004) at the University of Missouri Kansas City School Biological Sciences, Wyckoff lab (in collaboration with University of Chicago).
From May 2004 to 2007 he was Bioinformatics Consultant at the University of Kansas Medical Center, in computational identification of cross-linked protein fragments for the study of protein interactions.
He was Invited Research Assistant in the University of Miami – Marine Genomics for the period June 2004 – Aug 2004 and Student Research Assistant School of Biological Sciences – UMKC for the period Aug 2002 – May 2004 on: Evolutionary analysis of orthologous genes integrating metabolic pathways, expression, and phylogeny with rates of molecular evolution; Construction of database driven web interfaces for above systems.
From May 2002 to 2004 he was Research Assistant/Consultant at the University of Miami – Marine Genomics, at the Fudulus EST cDNA microarray project. From Aug 2001 to May 2002 he was Linux Systems Technician/Administrator at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Truman State University.
He has studied Computer Science at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO; Biology / Genetic Epidemiology at the Washington University – St. Louis, MO, and Quantitative Human and Statistical Genetics Program, Markey Human Pathobiology Program
– NCBI Outstanding Performance recognition award (2007-2011)
– Markey Fellowship in Human Pathobiology, Washington University (2006)
– DBBS Chancellors Award, Washington University (2005)