John Huddleston, PhD

Dr. John Huddleston PhD
Staff Scientist

John Huddleston, PhD

Staff Scientist, Bedford Lab, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology Program
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Mail Stop: C2-023

Within the Bedford Lab, work includes independent research, software development, and educational outreach and mentorship. Research focus involves the evolution of seasonal influenza viruses, development of computational models to predict the composition of future influenza populations, and contribution of reports to the World Health Organization’s vaccine composition meetings. Also a core developer of Nextstrain’s real-time pathogen surveillance tools including the Augur bioinformatics toolkit and the SARS-CoV-2 genomic epidemiology workflow. This work builds on previous professional roles as a bioinformatics specialist and software developer and previous educational experiences including a master’s degrees in computer science and biology.


University of Washington, 2020, PhD (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Western Washington University, 2013, MS (Biology)

Western Washington University, 2007, MS (Computer Science)

Western Washington University, 2006, BS (Computer Science)