Stephen Piccolo, PhD
Assistant professor
Brigham Young University

Stephen R. Piccolo is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Brigham Young University (BYU). He earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from BYU in 2001 and then worked as a software engineer for five years at Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona. In 2011, he received a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah (advised by Dr. Lewis J. Frey). From 2011-2014, he was postdoctoral researcher jointly at the University of Utah (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, advised by Dr. Andrea H. Bild) and Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine (Division of Computational Biomedicine, advised by Dr. W. Evan Johnson).

Postdoctoral Fellow (Previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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  1. Balasooriya ER, Madhusanka D, López-Palacios TP, Eastmond RJ, Jayatunge D, Owen JJ, Gashler JS, Egbert CM, Bulathsinghalage C, Liu L, Piccolo SR, Andersen JL. Integrating Clinical Cancer and PTM Proteomics Data Identifies a Mechanism of ACK1 Kinase Activation. Mol Cancer Res. 2024 Feb 01; 22(2):137-151. PMID: 37847650; PMCID: PMC10831333; DOI: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-23-0153;
  2. Mecham A, Stephenson A, Quinteros BI, Brown GS, Piccolo SR. TidyGEO: preparing analysis-ready datasets from Gene Expression Omnibus. J Integr Bioinform. 2023 Dec 05. PMID: 38047898
  3. Piccolo SR, Denny P, Luxton-Reilly A, Payne SH, Ridge PG. Evaluating a large language model's ability to solve programming exercises from an introductory bioinformatics course. PLoS Comput Biol. 2023 Sep; 19(9):e1011511. PMID: 37769024; PMCID: PMC10564134; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011511;
  4. Weissenbacher D, O'Connor K, Rawal S, Zhang Y, Tsai RT, Miller T, Xu D, Anderson C, Liu B, Han Q, Zhang J, Kulev I, Köprü B, Rodriguez-Esteban R, Ozkirimli E, Ayach A, Roller R, Piccolo S, Han P, Vydiswaran VGV, Tekumalla R, Banda JM, Bagherzadeh P, Bergler S, Silva JF, Almeida T, Martinez P, Rivera-Zavala R, Wang CK, Dai HJ, Alberto Robles Hernandez L, Gonzalez-Hernandez G. Automatic Extraction of Medication Mentions from Tweets-Overview of the BioCreative VII Shared Task 3 Competition. Database (Oxford). 2023 Feb 03; 2023. PMID: 36734300; PMCID: PMC9896308; DOI: 10.1093/database/baac108;
  5. Kawakami J, Piccolo SR, Kauwe JK, Graves SW. Gender differences contribute to variability of serum lipid biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. Biomark Med. 2022 Oct; 16(15):1089-1100. PMID: 36625236
  6. Parker AC, Quinteros BI, Piccolo SR. The DNA methylation landscape of five pediatric-tumor types. PeerJ. 2022; 10:e13516. PMID: 35707123; PMCID: PMC9190670; DOI: 10.7717/peerj.13516;
  7. Piccolo SR, Mecham A, Golightly NP, Johnson JL, Miller DB. The ability to classify patients based on gene-expression data varies by algorithm and performance metric. PLoS Comput Biol. 2022 03; 18(3):e1009926. PMID: 35275931; PMCID: PMC8942277; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009926;
  8. Miller DB, Piccolo SR. trioPhaser: using Mendelian inheritance logic to improve genomic phasing of trios. BMC Bioinformatics. 2021 Nov 22; 22(1):559. PMID: 34809557; PMCID: PMC8607709; DOI: 10.1186/s12859-021-04470-4;
  9. Pennington KL, McEwan CM, Woods J, Muir CM, Pramoda Sahankumari AG, Eastmond R, Balasooriya ER, Egbert CM, Kaur S, Heaton T, McCormack KK, Piccolo SR, Kurokawa M, Andersen JL. SGK2, 14-3-3, and HUWE1 Cooperate to Control the Localization, Stability, and Function of the Oncoprotein PTOV1. Mol Cancer Res. 2022 02; 20(2):231-243. PMID: 34654719; PMCID: PMC8816884; DOI: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-20-1076;
  10. Piccolo SR, Ence ZE, Anderson EC, Chang JT, Bild AH. Simplifying the development of portable, scalable, and reproducible workflows. Elife. 2021 10 13; 10. PMID: 34643507; PMCID: PMC8514239; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.71069;
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