David Haussler

Scientific Committee
Principal Investigator

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative



Co-Founder Treehouse Initiative; Distinguished Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

David Haussler develops new statistical and algorithmic methods to explore the molecular function, evolution, and disease process in the human genome, integrating comparative and high-throughput genomics data to study gene structure, function, and regulation (CV,  publications). As a collaborator on the international Human Genome Project, his team posted the first publicly available computational assembly of the human genome sequence. His team subsequently developed the UCSC Genome Browser, a web-based tool that is used extensively in biomedical research. He is Santa Cruz Campus co-director of QB3, an HHMIInvestigator, and on scientific advisory boards of the Broad InstituteNYGC and CZI. He also co-founded the Genome 10K Project, co-founded the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Project, and is a co-founder of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), a coalition of the top research, health care, and disease advocacy organizations. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Science.

Please visit the Haussler-Salama Lab website for more information. 


Data Science

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UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative

Santa Cruz, CA, USA