David Haussler on Synthetic Biology
  David Haussler     Biography    
Recorded: 08 May 2012

Synthetic biology is incredible potential at this point. I am an engineer, fundamentally in many ways, and so I understand things by building them and simulating them and so that will give us a whole new window into biology. It’s definitely an area in which we will see dramatic, dramatic changes in the next decade.

David Haussler (born 1953) is an American bioinformatician known for his work leading the team that assembled the first human genome sequence in the race to complete the Human Genome Project and subsequently for comparative genome analysis that deepens understanding the molecular function and evolution of the genome. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, professor of biomolecular engineering and director of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, director of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) on the UC Santa Cruz campus, and a consulting professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and UC San Francisco Biopharmaceutical Sciences Department.