Jon Belyeu Bioinformatician

GitHub @jbelyeu

About me

I'm a graduate student pursuing a PhD in the Molecular Biology Bioscience program at the University of Utah. I work on a variety of problems, mostly relating to genomic structural variation.

I earned my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Bioinformatics with a minor in Computer Science from Brigham Young University in 2016.

Graduate Research


I developed a tool (published in GigaScience) for creating image views of genomic intervals, automatically storing them in the cloud, deploying a website to view/score them, and retrieving scores for analysis, with support for sequencing data from BAM or CRAM files from Illumina, or long-read technologies (ONT/PacBio).

Undergraduate research

Codon Bias

I worked with Justin Miller, under the supervision of Dr. Ridge, in a project targeted toward understanding evolutionary implications of non-random codon bias, leading to publication of Missing something? Codon aversion as a new character system in phylogenetics in Cladistics (2017).

Seismic Event Detector

In a project for a BYU CS Capstone in Big Data, my team (Artem Golotin, Darian Ramage, and I) developed a scalable system for monitoring streaming seismic signals in a developing aftershock sequence. This could be used to study earthquakes in more detail (as well as to identify illicit nuclear testing). Presented at LLNL and BYU.

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Bioinformatics tools

  • Linux/Unix
  • Algorithm development
  • Computational tool development/distribution
  • Parallel processing
  • Supercomputing
  • AWS
  • Conda
  • Nextflow
  • Matplotlib
  • ggplot2
  • Git

Programming Languages

  • Python
  • Bash/Shell
  • R
  • C/C++ (some)
  • Java (some)


I'm a huge fan of the outdoors and spend as much time as I can hiking, canyoneering, or skiing. Check out my Instagram for more: