Cancer & NCD Genomics

Genomic analysis of genes, genomes and genetic variation is transforming human health. Cancer is a leading cause of death world wide, with more than 10 million deaths per year. Our faculty use genomics to uncover the genetic causes and blueprints of cancer, as well as new diagnostics and innovative treatments.

This includes work on new screening and therapeutic approaches to rare diseases. Like cancer, rare genetic diseases are a major global health dilemma. More than 800M people worldwide suffer from a combined 7,900 rare diseases. Unfortunately, less than 5% of these diverse diseases have an approved therapy. The excessive cost of rare disease therapeutics hinders patient access to potential cures.

Faculty at UC Santa Cruz study the molecular basis of these rare diseases.

Angela Brooks

  • Pronouns
    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Bioinformatics
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Manel Camps

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    • he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
  • Campus Email
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Ahmed Hamdy

  • Title
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Campus Email
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David Haussler

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Genomics
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Ted Holman

  • Pronouns
    • he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Biochemistry
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Doug Kellogg

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Biochemistry
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Daniel H. Kim

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Genomics
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Sarah Loerch

  • Pronouns
    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Biophysics
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Scott Lokey

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Organic Chemistry
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John MacMillan

  • Title
    • Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Chemical Biology
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Karen M. Ottemann

  • Pronouns
    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor and Chair
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Microbiology
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Benedict John Paten

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Campus Email
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Sofie Reda Salama

  • Pronouns
    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Acting Professor of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Biomedical Sciences
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Jeremy R Sanford

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
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William Sullivan

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
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Zhu A. Wang

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Developmental Biology
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Ali Yanik

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Electrical Engineering
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Martha Cecilia Zúñiga

  • Pronouns
    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Cell Biology
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Last modified: Oct 20, 2023