A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
--- Nelson Mandela

Eichler Lab

Department of Genome Sciences,
University of Washington

William Harvey

Bioinformatics Specialist
Office Phone: (206) 685-7336
Office Location: S433D
Email: wharvey [AT] u.washington.edu

Professional Experience

Bioinformatics Specialist
Dept. Genome Sciences, U. Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


M.S., Bioinformatics
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
B.S., Biochemistry University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 2014

Research Interests

My research background began in environmental microbial genomics where I helped develop an implementation of logistic regression to confidently detect rare organisms in metagenomic samples. My transition to human genetics is beginning with exposure to variant calling analyses in order to determine driving forces behind autism spectrum disorders. I hope to apply my unsupervised model training background to more confidently and reliably understand observed variants.

Selected Publications

Rodriguez-R LM, Gunturu S, Harvey WT, Rosselló-Mora R, Tiedje JM, Cole JR, Konstantinidis KT (2018). The Microbial Genomes Atlas (MiGA) webserver: taxonomic and gene diversity analysis of Archaea and Bacteria at the whole genome level. Nucleic acids research. doi:10.1093/nar/gky467.

Castro JC, Rodriguez-R LM, Harvey WT, Weigand MR, Hatt JK, Carter MQ, Konstantinidis KT. (2018) imGLAD: accurate detection and quantification of target organisms in metagenomes. PeerJ 6:e5882 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5882