Olena Morozova Vaske

Scientific Committee
Principal Investigator

Santa Cruz, CA USA

UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative



Assistant Professor of MCD Biology

University of Santa Cruz, Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative

Dr. Vaske is the Co-Founder of the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative at the University of California Santa Cruz Genomics Institute where she is an Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. She is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists and holds the University of California Colligan Presidential Chair in Pediatric Genomics. Dr. Vaske’s research focuses on the development and clinical translation of novel RNA-Seq analysis approaches for pediatric patients with cancer and other genetic diseases. The goal of the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative is to increase the number of pediatric cancer patients that benefit from the genomic characterization of tumours.