Evolution of the Mutation Rate and Spectrum across the Primate Functional Genomic Landscape

In January 2018, Kelley Harris joined the faculty of the University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences as an assistant professor. She is a population geneticist with interests in mutation rate evolution over short and long timescales, focusing primarily on humans and other great apes.
Before moving to Seattle, Kelley completed her PhD in Mathematics with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Biology at the University of California Berkeley in 2015, working with Rasmus Nielsen and Yun Song. In the interim, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Jonathan Pritchard in the Stanford University Department of Genetics.