Executive Director of the Genomics Institute
Genomics Institute at University of California, Santa Cruz
Isabel Bjork joined the University of California, Santa Cruz to contribute strategic and operational expertise to bring essential testing capacity to Santa Cruz. She has a background in international legal reform in developing countries, conflict management, and organizational change. Isabel is a licensed attorney and trained in developmental psychology.
UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative
Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative: Identification of Therapeutic Leads for Individual Pediatric Cancer Patients via Can-Cancer Analysis
Researchers are building an open access resource to improve treatments of pediatric cancers. These researchers will incorporate the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas, adding invaluable information about pediatric cancers and gene expression.
All Brain Tumor Types
Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
Data Sharing for Clinical Utility
Genomic data offer valuable insights that can be used to help find treatments and cures for disease. Precision medicine, defined by the NIH as “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each perso
Isabel Bjork, Jennifer Peralez, David Haussler, Sheri L. Spunt, and Olena Morozova Vaske