David Haussler on Protein Analysis
  David Haussler     Biography    
Recorded: 08 May 2012

We’ve had some very good information from, from Aspect that’s come in and now we’re doing reverse phase protein arrays, we’re working with our cancer genomics work and so we’re really hoping that the proteomics information will be – give us kind of the missing pieces to the genomics information. Obviously, we don’t know anything about post-translational modifications of the proteins that are being made by the genes that we study, we have to go in proteomics to see that, but the methods for high-input proteomics are not as prolific as the genomics; so most of our data is from nucleic acids at this point because those are much easier to read.

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.