Faculty

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  • Mark Akeson

    Mark Akeson

    • Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-1038
    • Physical Sciences Bldg, Room 408
    • DNA structure and dynamics, DNA sequencing, sequential analysis of single proteins, bioethics, nanopore technology, epigenetics

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  • Phillip Berman

    Phillip Berman

    • Distinguished Research Professor
    • Professor Emeritus, Biomolecular Engineering
    • Baskin Distinguished Professor
    • 831-459-3529
    • Physical Sciences Bldg, Room 405E
    • Drug development
    • Vaccines
    • Biotechnology
    • Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics
    • Immunology
    • Molecular/Cell Biology
    • Recombinant Protein Production

  • David Bernick

    David Bernick

    • Assistant Adjunct Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • Lecturer, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-2061 (Office)
    • Baskin Engineering, Room 269A
    • Biofuel production using reengineered extremophiles, especially halophiles; next-generation sequencing applications including genome assembly, metagenome assembly and RNA transcriptomics; extremozymes - viral / microbial gene discovery - RNA/RNA packing motors and porins; single-molecule sequencing of highly structured/modified tRNA; novel halo virus discovery

  • Angela N. Brooks

    Angela N. Brooks

    • Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-502-7275
    • Sinsheimer 127
    • computational biology, RNA splicing, genomics, cancer, high-throughput sequencing analysis

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  • Robert L. Coffman

    Robert L. Coffman

    • Adjunct Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 510-665-7224
    • Regulation of innate and adaptive immunity, systems biology of human immune responses, development of novel vaccines and oligonucleotide-based drugs

  • Russell Corbett-Detig

    Russell Corbett-Detig

    • Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • Physical and Biological Sciences Bldg, Room 316
    • Population and evolutionary genomics, bioinformatics

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  • David Deamer

    David Deamer

    • Research Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-5158
    • Physical Sciences Bldg, Room 405B
    • Membrane biophysics, nanopore analysis of biopolymers, DNA sequencing, biomolecular self-assembly, liposomes

  • Sandra Lyn Dreisbach

    • Lecturer, Biomolecular Engineering

  • Rebecca M. DuBois

    Rebecca M. DuBois

    • Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-4833 (Office)
    • 831-459-5157 (Lab)
    • Office: Baskin Engineering, Room 259B
    • Lab: Baskin Engineering, Room 292
    • Protein engineering, structural biology, X-ray crystallography, biochemistry, biophysics, human viruses, vaccines, antiviral drugs

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  • Camilla Forsberg

    Camilla Forsberg

    • Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-2111
    • Biomed 438
    • Hematopoietic stem cells, transcriptional regulation, chromatin, blood cell development, cell surface receptors, genomics

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  • Richard Edward Green

    Richard Edward Green

    • Associate Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-502-7394
    • Biomedical Sciences Bldg, Room 146
    • Genomics
    • computational biology
    • genome assembly
    • human evolution
    • mRNA processing
    • splicing
    • ancient DNA

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  • Joy A. Hagen

    • Lecturer, Winter Quarter, BME 185

  • 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)
    • 831-459-2105
    • 2300 Delaware, 280A
    • PSB 405B
    • Bioinformatics
    • Genomics
    • Computational genomic data analysis
    • Molecular evolution and comparative genomics
    • Genomic and clinical data sharing and standards
    • Cancer genomics
    • Neurodevelopment
    • Stem cell research
    • Immunogenomics
    • Pattern recognition
    • Machine learning
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Information theory
    • Theoretical computer science

  • Richard Hughey

    Richard Hughey

    • Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
    • Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
    • Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-1993
    • Kerr Hall, Room 211
    • Bioinformatics, hidden Markov models, computer architecture, parallel computation

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  • Kevin Karplus

    Kevin Karplus

    • Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-4250
    • Physical Sciences Bldg, Room 318
    • Teaching introductory electronics, genome assembly from long-read data, nanopore signal processing, machine learning, and statistics, (formerly) protein structure prediction

  • Daniel H. Kim

    Daniel H. Kim

    • Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-5484
    • Biomedical Sciences - Room 446
    • Noncoding RNAs in stem cells and cancer

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  • Todd M. Lowe

    Todd M. Lowe

    • Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-1511
    • Physical Sciences Bldg, Room 320
    • Computational and experimental non-coding RNA research
    • Comparative transcriptomics
    • RNA gene discovery (gene finders) and probabilistic modeling
    • RNA-based gene regulation (antisense small RNAs, RNA-guided modification)
    • Transfer RNA research - new functions and modes of regulation
    • Role of RNA modification in regulation
    • Alternative roles of non-coding RNAs (e.g., tRNA-derived small RNAs, piRNAs)
    • Genomics of Archaea
    • Evolutionary adaptation to extreme environments
    • Small nucleolar RNA research
    • Evolution of RNA gene familes

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  • Benedict Paten

    Benedict Paten

    • Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-5232
    • Engineering 2, Room 507A
    • Computational genomics, precision medicine and biomedical data sharing

  • Nader Pourmand

    Nader Pourmand

    • Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-502-7315
    • Baskin Engineering, Room 257A
    • Bioelectronics, biosensors, chemosensors, nanotechnology, single cell characterization, sequencing, genotyping, pathogen detection, DNA fingerprinting

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  • Wendy Rothwell

    Wendy Rothwell

    • Lecturer, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-1623
    • Baskin Engineering 357B

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  • Ali Shariati

    Ali Shariati

    • Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-4775
    • 430 Biomedical Building
    • Cell division cycle, cellular differentiation, cell fate decision, genome engineering, pluripotency, stem cells, transcription, chromatin

  • Josh Stuart

    Josh Stuart

    • Professor and Department Chair, Biomolecular Engineering
    • Associate Director of CBSE for Cancer and Stem Cell Genomics
    • Baskin Endowed Chair
    • 831-459-1344
    • Physical Sciences Bldg, Room 308
    • Computational genomics, computational systems biology, computational models for gene function prediction and regulation

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  • Terry Terhaar

    • 831-459-4790
    • Rachel Carson College, administrative building, room 229

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  • Christopher Vollmers

    Christopher Vollmers

    • Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • Sinsheimer 121
    • DNA sequencing tools to analyze B cells on a population and single cell level

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  • Zemin J. Zhang

    Zemin J. Zhang

    • Adjunct Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 650-580-0284 (Cell)
    • Engineering 2, Room 507
    • Cancer genomics, bioinformatics, anti-cancer target and biomarker discovery, tumor immunology, drug-genome interaction