Haley Abel, PhD

Haley Abel, PhD

Assistant Professor

Division of Oncology
Mail Stop 8007-0057-07
Washington University
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Room 726, Southwest Tower (office)



  • 2011-2009: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Genetic Epidemiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Advisor: Alun Thomas
  • 2009-2004: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; PhD in Mathematics, AM in Statistics; Advisor:  Stanley A. Sawyer; Thesis:  The role of positive selection in molecular evolution: alternative models for within-locus selective effects
  • 2003-2002: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; MA in Mathematics
  • 2002-1999: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN; MA in Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • 1999-1995: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; BA in Mathematics and Chemistry, summa cum laude

Honors & Awards

  • 2014: Finalist, Neel Award for Outstanding Young Investigator, 2014 Meeting of the International Genetics Epidemiology Society
  • 1999: Tarbell Prize in Organic Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
  • 1998: Phi Beta Kappa, Vanderbilt University
  • 1997: Vanderbilt University McMinn Scholarship for Excellence in the Natural Sciences

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Ad hoc reviewer for Bioinformatics, PLOS ONE, Circulation, Science Advances

Professional Societies & Organizations

  • American Society for Human Genetics, member