Diego Martinez

July 13
Head of Bioinformatics at Veritas Genetics Founder and CEO of base12 Technologies, LLC. Former Senior Analyst, Joint Genome Institute.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Watch his 2018 presentation on “Interpreting the Human Genome”.

Brandon Ogbunu

C. Brandon Ogbunu is currently an assistant professor at the University of Vermont. In 2018, he will join the tenure track faculty in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. His research interests reside at the intersection between evolutionary genetics, systems biology, and epidemiology. Join us for Brandon’s “On Coffee and Epistasis seminar” on July 27th, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Biomed 200. Watch his 2018 presentation “On Coffee and Epistasis” and his 2016 talk “Data is Awesome and OFFL: Bugs, drugs, genes and memes”.


Marcella Gomez

Control and dynamical systems with applications to synthetic biology including modeling, analysis, and design of biological networks involved in gene regulation, metabolic engineering, and spatial patterning. Join us for her seminar “Controlling Biology: A Mathematical Approach” on August 10th, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Biomed 200!


Past Speakers

Angela Brooks

UC Santa Cruz Professor Angela Brooks’s research offers a more detailed understanding of how cancer genome alterations affect cellular processes — ultimately helping to identify new cancer therapies. Named a Scientist to Watch by Scientist Magazine, the UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering professor was recently honored with a Women in Science and Engineering award for advancing diversity as a UCSC priority. Here is her 2016 talk, “Mining Cancer Genomes to Discover New, Targeted Therapies.”

Erich Jarvis

Howard Hughes Institute Medical Investigator and Rockefeller University Professor Erich Jarvis specializes in the study of neural and genetic mechanisms of spoken language using song-learning birds. Dr. Jarvis directs the Vertebrate Genome Project, an initiative to sequence the genomes of the entire earth’s vertebrate species. Here is his 2016 talk, “Dissecting the molecular mechanisms of vocal learning and spoken language: A personal journey.”