Big Data & Genomics

Global DNA sequencing capacity has more than doubled every six months in the last decade. This genetic information is powering revolutions across many fields. Disease outbreaks can be tracked and responded to in near real-time; for example, global monitoring of SARS-COV2 variants is essential to anticipating changes in infectivity.

Genetic testing is now routinely used to diagnose and customize treatment for many diseases. Sequencing-based assays allow transcriptional profiling of thousands of individual cells simultaneously, allowing unprecedented examination of disease models. These advances depend on new computational methods and storage that are both fast and efficient. Furthermore, DNA databases within the healthcare system have tremendous untapped information that, with the aid of artificial intelligence, is increasingly informing our understanding of health and disease. Researchers at UCSC are working to enable these revolutions, ensuring that they ethically and equitably benefit all people.

David L Bernick

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  • Title
    • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
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Angela Brooks

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  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Bioinformatics
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Manel Camps

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  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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Susan Carpenter

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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Russ Corbett-Detig

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
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Carlos Diaz-Castillo

  • Title
    • Associate Researcher
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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Lars Fehren-Schmitz

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Ancient DNA
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David Haussler

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Genomics
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Daniel H. Kim

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Genomics
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Richard Li

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Megan Colleen Moodie

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  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Ethnography
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Jaimie Morse

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  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Sociology
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Mohammed Andres Mostajo Radji

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  • Title
    • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Department
    • Genomics Institute
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Benedict John Paten

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
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Raquel Prado

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Statistics
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Statistics
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Sofie Reda Salama

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  • Title
    • Acting Professor of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Biomedical Sciences
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Chad W Saltikov

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Microbiology
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Jeremy R Sanford

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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Upasna Sharma

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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Susan Strome

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Epigenetics
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William Sullivan

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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Jordan Ward

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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