William Harcombe, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Dr. William Harcombe is an associate professor in ecology, evolution and behavior at the BioTechnology Institute at the University of Minnesota. His lab uses microbial physiology to quantitatively understand, predict and manage the eco-evolutionary dynamics of microbial communities. He trained as an evolutionary biologist with Dr. Jim Bull at the University of Texas, investigating the predictability of evolution in bacteriophage and bacteria. He then gained experience with computational systems biology as an NIH postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Chris Marx at Harvard University. He joined the University of Minnesota in 2014 and is now the Wardle Chair of Microbial Ecology.