David Haussler, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UCSC
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
David’s research team assembled and posted the first working draft of the genome on the Internet on July 7, 2000, thereby ensuring the human genome would exist forever in the public domain. His research integrates mathematics, computer science, and molecular biology to develop new computer-based algorithms to interpret comparative and high-throughput genomics data to understand gene structure, function, and regulation. He built the UCSC Cancer Genomics Hub database to hold NCI’s cancer genome data and is a co-founder and organizing member of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), a coalition of the top research, health care, and disease advocacy organizations that have taken the first steps to standardize and enable secure sharing of genomic and clinical data. Haussler is Scientific Director of the UCSC Genomics Institute, Scientific Co-Director of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), and a co-founder of the Genome 10K Project.