Faculty / Leadership

Benedict Paten

Benedict Paten

Director; Assistant Professor

Computational Genomics Laboratory (CGL)

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.

David Haussler

David Haussler

nvestigator, 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

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.

Scientists

Jingchun Zhu

Jingchun Zhu

Associate Research Scientist

Melissa Cline

Melissa Cline

Project Scientist

Maximilian Haeussler

Maximilian Haeussler

Assistant Research Scientist

Karen Miga

Karen Miga

Assistant Research Scientist

Jouni Siren

Jouni Siren

Assistant Research Scientist

Software Engineers

Brian Craft

Brian Craft

Software Engineer

Dr. Adam M Novak

Dr. Adam M Novak

Senior Software Engineer

Mark Diekhans

Mark Diekhans

Software Engineer

Mary Goldman

Mary Goldman

Design and Outreach Engineer

Computational Genomics Platform (CGP)

Chloe Dlott

Chloe Dlott

Junior Software Engineer

BRCA

Amy McDonough Coffin

Amy McDonough Coffin

User Experience Designer,

BRCA

Nneka Olunwa

Nneka Olunwa

Security Compliance Analyst

Computational Genomics Platform (CGP)

Daniel Sotirhos

Daniel Sotirhos

Software Engineer

Computational Genomics Platform (CGP)

Zack Fischmann

Zack Fischmann

Senior Software Engineer

BRCA

Post-Doctorate

Miten Jain

Miten Jain

Assistant Research Scientist

Jean Monlong

Jean Monlong

Postdoctoral Scholar

Graduate Student Researcher

Joel Armstrong

Joel Armstrong

Graduate Student Researcher

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

Graduate Student

Colleen Bosworth

Colleen Bosworth

Graduate Student

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

Ryan Hoffman

Ryan Hoffman

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

Rojin Safavi

Rojin Safavi

Graduate Student

Yohei Rosen

Yohei Rosen

Visiting Graduate Student

Undergrad Students

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

Natan Lao

Natan Lao

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Administrative Staff

Tina Bernard

Tina Bernard

Executive Coordinator

Nadine Gassner

Nadine Gassner

Associate Director Research Development

Brenna Sumaya

Brenna Sumaya

Undergraduate Administrative Assistant

Alumni

Alden Deran

Alden Deran

Graduate Student Researcher

Ian Fiddes

Ian Fiddes

Graduate Student Researcher

Christopher Ketchum

Christopher Ketchum

Previously 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