• Ph.D., Yale 1988
  • B.S., Cornell 1982
Areas of Interest

Using genomic and bioinformatics approaches, Dr. Morgan and his research students investigate how plant pathogens infect host plants at the molecular level. As a member of the NIBLSE leadership team, Dr. Morgan is helping to establish a network of educators seeking to integrate bioinformatics into life science education.

Courses Taught
  • BIOL 11100: Foundations in Biology
  • BIOL 20100: Gateway to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • BIOL 20300: Research Skills for Life Scientists
  • BIOL 30600: Genes and Genomes
  • BIOL 39907: Computational Genomics
  • BCMB 30300: Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • BCMB 40100: Introduction to Independent Study
  • FYSM 10100: First Year Seminar
  • Williams JJ, Drew JC, Galindo-Gonzalez S, Robic S, Dinsdale E, Morgan W, Triplett EW, Burnette JM, Donovan SS, Elgin SCR, Fowlks ER, Goodman AL, Grandgenett NF, Goller CC, Hauser C, Newman JD, Pearson W, Ryder E, Wilson Sayres MA, Sierk M, Smith TM, Tosado-Acevedo R, Tapprich W, Tobin TC, Toro-Martínez A, Welch LR, Wright R, Ebenbach D, McWilliams M, Rosenwald A, and Pauley MA. 2019. Barriers to integration of bioinformatics into undergraduate life sciences education: A national study of US life sciences faculty uncover significant barriers to integrating bioinformatics into undergraduate instruction. PLoS ONE 14: e0224288.
  • Escobar MA, Morgan W, Makarevitch I, Robertson SD. 2019. Tackling “Big Data” with Biology Undergrads: A Simple RNA-seq Data Analysis Tutorial Using Galaxy. CourseSource
  • Wilson Sayres MA, Hauser C, Sierk M, Robic S, Rosenwald AG, Smith TM, Triplett EW, Williams JJ, Dinsdale E, Morgan W, Burnette III JM, Donovan SS, Drew JC, Elgin SCR, Fowlks ER, Galindo-Gonzalez S, Goodman AL, Grandgenett NF, Goller CC, Jungck J, Newman JD, Pearson W, Ryder E, Tosado-Acevedo R, Tapprich W, Tobin TC, Toro-Martínez A, Welch LR, Wright R, Ebenbach D, McWilliams M, Olney KC, Pauley MA. 2018. Bioinformatics Core Competencies for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education. PLoS ONE 13: e0196878.
  • Dinsdale E, Elgin SCR, Grandgenett N, Morgan W, Rosenwald A, Tapprich W, Triplett EW, and Pauley MA. 2015. NIBLSE: A Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education. CBE Life Sci Educ 14:le3.
  • Morgan W, Fraga D, Macauley, WJ. 2011. An Integrated Approach to Improve the Scientific Writing of Introductory Biology Students. American Biology Teacher 73(3): 146-150.
  • Morgan, W, Fraga, D. 2011. ‘Not Exactly’: The Complexity of A Human Genetic Disease, Case Collection of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
  • Haas BJ et al. 2009. Genome sequence and analysis of the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans. Nature 461:393-398.
  • Oh SK, Young C, Lee M, Oliva R, Bozkurt TO, Cano LM, Win J, Bos JI, Liu HY, van Damme M, Morgan W, Choi D, Van der Vossen EA, Vleeshouwers VG, Kamoun S. 2009. In Planta Expression Screens of Phytophthora infestans RXLR Effectors Reveal Diverse Phenotypes, Including Activation of the Solanum bulbocastanum Disease Resistance Protein Rpi-blb2. Plant Cell 21:2928-2947.