FORA.tv Speaker - David Haussler
David Haussler is the Distinguished Professor of Biomolecular Engineering and Director of the Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
David Haussler's research lies at the interface of mathematics, computer science, and molecular biology. He develops new statistical and algorithmic methods to explore the molecular function and evolution of the human genome, integrating cross-species comparative and high-throughput genomics data to study gene structure, function, and regulation. He is credited with pioneering the use of hidden Markov models (HMMs), stochastic context-free grammars, and the discriminative kernel method for analyzing DNA, RNA, and protein sequences. He was the first to apply the latter methods to the genome-wide search for gene expression biomarkers in cancer, now a major effort of his laboratory.
04.20.12 | 00:46:23 min
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