Faculty / Leadership

Benedict Paten

Benedict Paten

Director; Assistant Professor

Computational Genomics Laboratory (CGL)

David Haussler

David Haussler

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Distinguished Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
Scientific Director, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
Scientific Co-Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)

Bio

Dr. Paten is the director of the Computational Genomics Laboratory, and an associate director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute. He has a PhD from Cambridge University and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. His group is contributing to answering some big questions, for example, how we as a species became human, and how genomes relate to states of health and disease.

Bio

David Haussler develops new statistical and algorithmic methods to explore the molecular function, evolution, and disease process in the human genome, integrating comparative and high-throughput genomics data to study gene structure, function, and regulation. As a collaborator on the international Human Genome Project, his team posted the first publicly available computational assembly of the human genome sequence. His team subsequently developed the UCSC Genome Browser, a web-based tool that is used extensively in biomedical research. He co-founded the Genome 10K project so science can learn from other vertebrate genomes, co-founded the Treehouse ChildhoodCancer Project to enable international comparison of childhood cancer genomes, and is a co-founder of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), a coalition of the top research, health care, and disease advocacy organizations He is a member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts & Science.

Computational Genomics Laboratory (CGL)

Scientists

Jingchun Zhu

Jingchun Zhu

Associate Research Scientist

Melissa Cline

Melissa Cline

Associate Research Scientist

Erik Garrison

Erik Garrison

Postdoctoral Scholar

Maximilian Haeussler

Maximilian Haeussler

Assistant Research Scientist

Karen Miga

Karen Miga

Assistant Research Scientist

Jean Monlong

Jean Monlong

Postdoctoral Scholar

Jouni Sirén

Jouni Sirén

Assistant Research Scientist

Miten Jain

Miten Jain

Assistant Research Scientist

Jonas Sibbesen

Jonas Sibbesen

Postdoctoral Scholar

Hongxu Ding

Hongxu Ding

Postdoctoral Scholar

Software Engineers

Brian Craft

Brian Craft

Software Engineer

Adam M Novak

Adam M Novak

Senior Software Engineer

Mark Diekhans

Mark Diekhans

Technical Director

Mary Goldman

Mary Goldman

Design and Outreach Engineer

Zack Fischmann

Zack Fischmann

Senior Software Engineer

BRCA

Student Researchers

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

Graduate Student Researcher

Xian Hui Chang

Xian Hui Chang

Graduate Student Researcher

James Casaletto

James Casaletto

Graduate Student Researcher

Jordan Eizenga

Jordan Eizenga

Graduate Student Researcher

Marina Haukness

Marina Haukness

Graduate Student Researcher

Melissa Meredith

Melissa Meredith

Graduate Student Researcher

Charles Markello

Charles Markello

Graduate Student Researcher

Trevor Pesout

Trevor Pesout

Graduate Student Researcher

Robin Rounthwaite

Robin Rounthwaite

Graduate Student Researcher

Kishwar Shafin

Kishwar Shafin

Graduate Student Researcher

Yohei Rosen

Yohei Rosen

Graduate Student Researcher

Ryan Lorig-Roach

Ryan Lorig-Roach

Graduate Student Researcher

Letitia Mueller

Letitia Mueller

Graduate Student Researcher

Mobin Asri

Mobin Asri

Graduate Student Researcher

Cecilia Cisar

Cecilia Cisar

Graduate Student Researcher

Administrative Staff

Kimberley Czupil

Kimberley Czupil

Administrative Coordinator

Nadine Gassner

Nadine Gassner

Associate Director Research Development

Chiara Marley

Chiara Marley

Student Administrative Assistant

Computational Genomics Platform (CGP)

Managers

Kevin Osborn

Kevin Osborn

Program Manager

Trevor Heathorn

Trevor Heathorn

Program Manager

Beth Sheets

Beth Sheets

Project Manager

Elnaz Sarbar

Elnaz Sarbar

Program Manager

Software Engineers

Jesse Brennan

Jesse Brennan

Software Engineer

Louise Cabansay

Louise Cabansay

Junior Software Engineer

Abraham Chavez Jr.

Abraham Chavez Jr.

Software Engineer

Amar Jandu

Amar Jandu

Junior Software Engineer

Natalie Perez

Natalie Perez

Junior Software Engineer

Charles Reid

Charles Reid

Software Engineer

Brian Hannafious

Brian Hannafious

Senior Software Engineer

Walt Shands

Walt Shands

Software Engineer

Charles Overbeck

Charles Overbeck

Senior Software Engineer

Daniel Sotirhos

Daniel Sotirhos

Software Engineer

David Steinberg

David Steinberg

Senior Software Engineer

Nneka Olunwa

Nneka Olunwa

Security Compliance Analyst

Ash O’Farrell

Ash O’Farrell

Bioinformatics Systems Analyst

Melaina Legaspi

Melaina Legaspi

Scrum Master

Noah Dove

Noah Dove

Junior Software Engineer

Lon Blauvelt

Lon Blauvelt

Software Engineer

Hannes Schmidt

Hannes Schmidt

Technical Lead

Azul Team

Julian Lucas

Julian Lucas

Bioinformatics Systems Analyst

Student Researchers

Natan Lao

Natan Lao

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Jeffrey Wu

Jeffrey Wu

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Andy Chen

Andy Chen

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Fariha Lateef

Fariha Lateef

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Administrative Staff

Greta Martin

Greta Martin

Administrative Coordinator

Alumni

Alden Deran

Alden Deran

Graduate Student Researcher

Ian Fiddes

Ian Fiddes

Graduate Student Researcher

Christopher Ketchum

Christopher Ketchum

Software Engineer

Audrey Musselman-Brown

Audrey Musselman-Brown

Graduate Student Researcher

Jake Narkizian

Jake Narkizian

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Arthur Rand

Arthur Rand

Graduate Student Researcher

John Vivian

John Vivian

Graduate Student Researcher

Emily Kobayashi

Emily Kobayashi

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Alden Douglas

Alden Douglas

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Mason Hargrave

Mason Hargrave

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Justin Krupp

Justin Krupp

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Emily Sloth

Emily Sloth

Undergraduate Research Assistant