David Haussler


David Haussler’s work explores the crossroads of molecular biology, mathematics, and computer science. The Haussler-Salama Lab has helped revolutionize the field of genomics with the introduction of advanced statistical and algorithmic methods. This work accelerates the understanding of cancer, human development, evolution, and many other areas of active research.

On July 7, 2000, David Haussler and his team launched the first working draft of the Human Genome on the internet. The group guaranteed the project would remain in the public domain forever. Since then, the team has evolved into what is now the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute.

Today, David Haussler’s team adapts to developments in the field they helped create. David Haussler continues as the Genomics Institute’s scientific director. Additionally, he is a co-founder of the Genome 10K Project (G10K) and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). Likewise, he holds leadership positions in several other groundbreaking organizations. Haussler is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

David Haussler is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his scientific achievements, including the Dan David Prize. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, he serves on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Scientific Advisory Board, and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute HHMI Investigator.

To learn more about David Haussler’s research, visit the Haussler-Salama Lab website.