Bruce S Weir

Professor Emeritus, Biostatistics

University of Washington
Box 359461

Seattle, WA 98195-


Research Interests

Statistical methodology for genetic data with an emphasis on allelic dependencies, population structure, disease associations and relationships; use of genetic data for human identification

Biostatistics Biography


BSc Mathematics, University of Canterbury (New Zealand), 1965

PhD Genetics, Statistics, North Carolina State University, 1968

In the News

Biostatistician helps link illegal ivory to African cartels
ASPPH, 11/08/2018

How to identify almost anyone in a consumer gene database
Scientific American, 10/11/2018

Biostatisticians Contribute to UW Study Pinpointing Ivory Poaching
SPH News, 07/02/2015

Biostatisticians Help Pinpoint Ivory Poaching
Science, 06/30/2015

Weir Named to National Institute of Standards and Technology Committee
SPH News, 12/12/2014

Tracking Elephant Poachers Through Tusks
The Daily, 04/09/2014

Using Genome Data to Unlock Hispanic Health Risks
SPH News, 02/21/2014

Matching Science of DNA With Art of Identification
WSJ, 05/10/2011

New Alliance to Help Design New Drug Treatments
SPH News, 03/17/2009