Alex Rutkovsky

The Greater Southeast, USA acrutkovsky@protonmail.com

Scientist · Professional Data Miner · Advocate

Research Projects

Analyst

The Data Catcher

Professional data mining for biomedical application and functional omics research

Current

Scientist

The University of South Carolina

Scholar in the Nagarkatti Laboratory

Current

Scientist

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Oncogene Targets on the 8p11-12 amplicon in Breast Cancer

The Ethier Laboratory

2012 - 2018

Scientist

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Polyamine analogues as epigenetic modulators in cancer treatment

The Woster Laboratory

2012 - 2013

Scientist

Appalachian State University (ASU)

The Biochemical Characterization of the PotD1 protein in Vibrio cholerae

The Karatan Laboratory

2008 - 2012

Teaching

Laboratory Instructor

Chemistry, General Biology, & Microbiology Laboratories

Graduate Students Reaching Out With Science (GROWS) volunteer

Promoting STEM education in the community and as a national priority

Education

The Medical University of South Carolina

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Cancer Biology

2012-2018

Appalachian State University

Master of Science
Molecular and Cell Biology

Microbiology

2010 - 2012

Appalachian State University

Bachelor of Science
Major: Chemistry

Minor: Biology

2006 - 2010

Skills

Molecular Biology Techniques
Nucleic acid isolation & manipulation
RT-PCR, PCR, primer construction
Molecular cloning & genetic engineering
Lentivirus & bacteriophage production

RNA interference

Biochemistry Techniques
Protein isolation & purification
Gel electrophoresis & immunoblotting
Differential scanning flourimetry

Instrumentation
Flow cytometry
Cell counting instruments
Microscopy (including confocal & electron)
Spectroscopy (IR & NMR)
LC-MS
HPLC

Bioinformatics
Databases
Data mining resources
Phylogenetic tree building
Protein modeling
PyCharm +

Additional Skills
Cell culture, including primary cell isolation
Drug evaluation
BSL-2 laboratory & Public Safety
Teaching & Communication
Writing & review of manuscripts, grants, IRB protocols, & study design

Passions

Precision medicine, Data mining, Molecular targets, Cancer biology, Genomic instability, Laboratory genetics/genomics, Diagnostics and therapy, Medical technology and application, Science communication

When not data mining science resources, in the laboratory doing science, or teaching science, I enjoy creating art through various mediums.

Awards