Amy Williams

Assistant Professor
Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contact Information

102G Weill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-0633

Amy Williams

Assistant Professor
Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Expertise
Developing efficient algorithms for inferring haplotypes in large-scale data sets; association studies in admixed populations; recombination in humans

Current Research Interest
Algorithms for local ancestry inference and identical-by-descent detection in large-scale data sets; properties of local ancestry segments in recently admixed populations; de novo mutation rates and properties in humans

Distinction
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

Selected Publications
Williams, Amy L., Giulio Genovese, Thomas Dyer, et al. for the T2D-GENES Consortium. “Non-crossover Gene Conversions Show Strong GC Bias and Unexpected Clustering in Humans.” eLife e04637 (2015). 

Estrada, Karol, Ingvild Aukrust, Lise Bjørkhaug, Noël P. Burtt, Josep M. Mercader, Humberto García-Ortiz, Alicia Huerta-Chagoya, Hortensia Moreno-Macías, Geoffrey Walford, Jason Flannick, Amy L. Williams, et al. for the SIGMA Type 2 Diabetes Consortium. “Association of a Low-Frequency Variant in HNF1A With Type 2 Diabetes in a Latino Population.” Journal of the American Medical American 311, no. 22 (2014): 2305-14.

Cornell Research Website Article
Genomic Data: What It Reveals