2014-15 General Catalog

Baskin School of Engineering
335 Baskin Engineering Building
(831) 459-2158

Program Description

Participating Faculty and Professional Interests

Mark Akeson (Biomolecular Engineering)
Development of nanopore sensors for single molecule identification, epigenetics, bioethics

Manuel Ares Jr. (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
RNA processing, structure and function of RNA

Phillip Berman (Biomolecular Engineering)
Drug development, vaccines, AIDS, monoclonal antibody therapeutics, immunology, molecular cell/biology, recombinant protein production (commercial scale)

David Deamer (Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry; Emeritus, UC Davis )
Membrane biophysics, nanopore analysis, DNA sequencing, biomolecular self-assembly

David Draper (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
Bayesian statistics, hierarchical modeling, Bayesian nonparametric methods, model specification and model uncertainty, quality assessment, risk assessment, statistical applications in the environmental, medical, and social sciences

William Dunbar (Computer Engineering)
Theory and application of feedback control, single-molecule biophysics, nanopore sensors, dynamics and control of biomolecules

Camilla Forsberg (Biomolecular Engineering)
Hematopoietic stem cells, transcriptional regulation, chromatin, blood cell development, cell surface receptors, genomics

Alexander A. Grillo (SCIPP)
Neurophysiology, neural systems, high-energy particle physics

Grant Hartzog (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Biochemistry, genetics, chromatin and transcriptional regulation

David Haussler (Biomolecular Engineering; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute;  Director, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering;  Distinguished Professor, Biomolecular Engineering; Director, Cancer Genomics Hub; Scientific Co-Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences [QB3]; Consulting Professor, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Stanford Medical School; Consulting Professor, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Francisco)
Bioinformatics, genomics, computational genomic data analysis, molecular evolution and comparative genomics, genomic and clinical data sharing and standards, cancer genomics, neurodevelopment, stem cell research, immunogenomics, information theory, pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence, information theory, theoretical computer sciences

Richard Hughey (Biomolecular Engineering and Computer Engineering)
Chair, B.S. in Bioengineering
Bioinformatics, hidden Markov models, computer architecture, parallel computation

Michael Isaacson (Electrical Engineering)
Nano- and microfabrication technology and applications to biomedical and diagnostic devices, nanocharacterization of materials with emphasis on the development of microscopy tools, novel modes of imaging, electron and light optics; renewable energy systems; STEM education

Kevin Karplus (Biomolecular Engineering)
Genome assembly from next-generation sequence data (Formerly protein structure prediction), signal processing and statistics for nanopore signals

Douglas Kellogg (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Coordination of cell growth and cell division

Joel Kubby (Electrical Engineering)
Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS), adaptive optics (AO), optical-MEMS, bio-MEMS, bio-imaging, AO microscopy, AO astronomy

Sri Kurniawan (Computer Engineering)
Human-computer interaction; human factors and ergonomics; accessibility; assistive technology; usability; empirical studies; human-centered design

Alan M. Litke (SCIPP)
Neural systems; retinal processing; development and prosthesis; technology development for neurophysiology; high-energy physics

Todd Lowe (Biomolecular Engineering)
Experimental and computational genomics, non-coding RNA gene finders, high-throughput small RNA sequencing, small RNA roles in cancer, evolution of RNA-based gene regulation

Roberto Manduchi (Computer Engineering)
Computer vision and sensor processing, with application to assistive technology for the visually impaired

Dominic W. Massaro, Emeritus (Psychology)

Glenn L. Millhauser (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Electron spin resonance; nuclear magnetic resonance, melanocortin receptor signaling, agouti proteins, prions, peptide synthesis

Linda Ogren (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology)

Eric Palkovacs (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Freshwater ecology, eco-evolutionary dynamics, fisheries and fish ecology

Nader Pourmand (Biomolecular Engineering)
Director UCSC Genomoics Sequencing Center

Bioelectronics, biosensors, chemosensors, nanotechnology, single cell characterization, sequencing, genotyping, pathogen detection, DNA fingerprinting

Raquel Prado (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
Bayesian non-stationary time series modeling, multivariate time series, biomedical signal processing and statistical genetics

Jacob Rosen (Computer Engineering)
Biorobotics; human-centered robotics; medical robotics; surgery and rehabilitation; wearable robotics (exoskeleton); teleoperation, haptics and virtual reality, biomechanics, neuromuscular control and human-machine interfaces

Wendy Rothwell (Biomolecular Engineering)
Biotechnology, molecular genetics

Holger Schmidt (Electrical Engineering)
Optofluidics, atom photonics, hollow-core photonics for biomedicine and quantum optics, nano-magnetism, nano-magneto-optics, single-particle spectroscopy, ultrafast optics

Andrea Steiner (Community Studies)
Health-care systems, health justice, critical public health, gerontology, ageism, long-term care

Joshua Stuart (Biomolecular Engineering)
Computational functional genomics, comparative analysis of gene regulation, cross-species inference of gene networks, probabilistic graphical models

Ellen Kappy Suckiel (Emerita, Philosophy)
Ethics, William James, American philosophy, genetic ethics, ethics of biotechnology

John Tamkun (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Transcriptional regulation, molecular genetics of Drosophila development, regulation of gene expression

John F. Vesecky (Electrical Engineering)
HF radar design and construction and observation of ocean surface winds, waves and currents with applications to coastal and deep water ocean processes; project MEDSAT

Alan M. Zahler (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Molecular biology, splice site selection, and alternative pre-mRNA processing

Jin Z. Zhang (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Design, synthesis, characterization, and application of nanomaterials, including semiconductor and metal nanoparticles; femtosecond laser spectroscopy; ultrafast dynamics on surfaces and at interfaces; cancer biomarker detection; surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Yi Zuo (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Glia-synapse interaction and synaptic plasticity in vivo

Revised: 09/01/14