Research Interests at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is a world leader in genomic research.

Our team’s many achievements include being the first to publish a working draft of the human genome on the world wide web; the invention of nanopore technology that enables single-cell, long-read sequencing; advancing precision medicine with discoveries about RNA’s role in disease; creating a platform for sharing childhood cancer genomic data, and leading the Genome 10K Project.

The pioneering research at UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is possible because we combine the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team of research scientists, biomolecular engineers and bioinformaticians.

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute brings together the knowledge of leading researchers interested in bioinformatics, stem cell biology, molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology, bioengineering, structural and chemical biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, computational chemistry, computer engineering, health science, environmental science, and scientific visualization.

Explore the ways that our team’s research interests contribute to advancements in the understanding of human health and the environment.

Molecular & Cellular Biology

Research Projects:

Researchers:
Sofie Salama
Todd Lowe
Mark Akeson

Russ Corbett-Detig

Health Science

Researchers:
Susan Carpenter

Bioengineering & Biotechnology

Research Projects:

Researchers:
Nader Pourmand
Christopher Vollmers
Robert Kuhn
Robert L. Coffman

Computer Engineering, Scientific Visualization

Research Projects:

Researchers:
Darrell D.E. Long

Science & Justice

Research Projects:

Researchers:
Jenny Reardon

Stem Cell Biology

Research Projects:
Researchers:
Daniel Kim
Benjamin Abrams

Environmental Science

Research Projects:

Researchers:
Terrie Williams
Grant Pogson
Kathleen Kay
Giacomo Bernardi

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Projects:

Researchers:

Holger Schmidt
Jeremy Sanford

Anthropology

Research Projects:

Researchers:
Lars Fehren-Schmitz