R&D Computer Science
Education and Prior Position
Bachelor’s Degree: Computer Science, University of Southern California (2002-2006)
Master’s Degree: Computer Science (Multimedia and Creative Technologies), University of Southern California (2006-2006)
Computer Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab (2007-2009)
Electronic Lab Notebooks
Morrell’s early work at Sandia focused on various Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) solutions. ELNs store research notes in digital form, allowing for multiple benefits, including: monitoring and sharing, automated timestamping, embedded multimedia, and the ability to search.
Experiment Data Depot
The Experiment Data Depot is an open-source platform for storing the data and metadata for multi-omic biological research. The project goal is to facilitate engineering collaboration in synthetic biology by providing a standardized format and ontology for multi-omic datasets, bridging experimental practitioners data from the lab to datasets used by analysts, modelers, and machine-learning.
- Morrell, William C., et al. The Experiment Data Depot: A Web-Based Software Tool for Biological Experimental Data Storage, Sharing, and Visualization. ACS Synthetic Biology 2017 6 (12), 2248-2259. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00204