Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics Faculty

Research Faculty in Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics (BMEB)

Core BMEB Faculty  
Mark Akeson Computational Tools for Angstrom-scale Control and Analysis of DNA and RNA Using Nanoscale Pores
David Bernick Biofuel production using reengineered extremophiles; next-generation sequencing applications
Angela Brooks Transcriptome Analysis of RNA Splicing and Cancer
Russell Corbett-Detig Population and Evolutionary Genomics, Bioinformatics
Rebecca Dubois Structure, Function, and Engineering of Virus Proteins
Camilla Forsberg Mechanisms of Stem Cell Fate Decisions
Ed Green Genome Sequence Assembly and Comparative Genome Analysis
David Haussler Bioinformatics, Computational Genomic Data Analysis, Molecular Evolution and Comparative Genomics
Diane Hendricks Human Centered Design and Engineering
Kevin Karplus Long-read DNA Sequencing 
Jim Kent Computational Genomics
Daniel H. Kim Epigenomic Reprogramming by Long Noncoding RNA
Todd Lowe Computational and Experimental Discovery of Non-coding RNAs, Microbial Genomics, Extremophile Biology
Karen Miga Centromere sequence characterization, satellite DNA evolution, epigenetic annotation of repeat-rich regions
Benedict Paten Genome Analysis and Precision Medicine
Nader Pourmand Single Cell Analysis and Manipulation, Biosensor, Nanotechnology, DNA Sequencing
Ali Shariati Molecular Feedback between Cell Cycle and Pluripotency, Single Cell Dynamics of Lineage Differentiation
Josh Stuart Computational Functional Genomics, with Application to Integrative Analysis of Cancer
Christopher Vollmers DNA Sequencing Tools for the Analysis of B cells
Collaborating Faculty
Sara Abrahamsson Bioelectronics, optical systems, multifocus microscopy, diffractive Fourier optics design and nanofabrication for live 3D bioimaging
Manny Ares Mechanisms of Splicing Regulation
David Deamer

Membrane Biophysics, Model Membrane Systems, Membrane Transport Mechanisms, Molecular Self-Assembly Processes

Ólöf Einarsdóttir Structure, Mechanisms, and Dynamics of Respiratory Heme-Copper Oxidases
Lars Fehren-Schmitz Human Palaeogenomics & Molecular Anthropology
Vanessa Jönsson Mathematical Models and Computational Methods for Analysis of High Throughput Genomic and Immunological Data
Doug Kellogg Molecular Mechanisms that Coordinate Cell Growth and Cell Division
Harry Noller Structure and Function of the Ribosome 
Karen Ottemann The Molecular Virulence Factors of Helicobacter pylori
Jeremy Sanford Post Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression
Beth Shapiro Inferring the Evolutionary Dynamics of Species and Populations Using Genome-scale Data Sampled Over Time
Donald Smith Molecular and Functional impacts of Neurotoxic Agents
Mircea Teodorescu Bioengineering, bioelectrionics and robotics
Fitnat Yildiz Molecular Mechanisms of Biofilm Formation in Vibrio cholerae
Al Zahler Alternative Pre-mRNA Splicing Regulation and the Biological Role of Small RNAs

List of collaborating faculty is not exhaustive.

UCSC's graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering is supported by training grants from the National Institute of General Medical Science and the National Human Genome Research Institute.