Andrew Morris earned his PhD from the University of Oregon in 2022 where he worked in the Bohannan Lab. He is a microbiome scientist and bioinformatician who has studied the role of the microbiome in ecosystem functioning. His current research focuses on the heritability of the microbiome in humans and animals to understand microbiome-mediated traits. He wants to discover how the composition and abundance of microorganisms in an ecosystem influence ecosystem traits. He addresses this problem by drawing on statistical tools from quantitative genetics and experimental approaches from evolutionary biology.

Andrew is currently seeking academic and industry positions in microbiome science, bioinformatics, and data science.


  • Microbiomes
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Science


  • PhD in Biology, 2022

    University of Oregon

  • MS in Soil Science, 2017

    Penn State University

  • BS in Plant Sciences, 2014

    Cornell University

Recent Publications

Morris AH, Isbell SA, Saha D, and Kaye JP. 2021 Mitigating nitrogen pollution with undersown legume-grass cover crop mixtures in winter cereals. J. Environ. Qual. doi: 10.1002/jeq2.20193

Isbell SA, Bradley BA, Morris AH, Wallace JM, Kaye JP. 2021 Nitrogen dynamics in grain cropping systems integrating multiple ecologically based management strategies. Ecosphere doi: 10.1002/jeq2.20193