Faculty Researchers

UCSC faculty members involved in stem cell research span seven departments in the Baskin School of Engineering and the Divisions of Physical & Biological Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Their research takes several approaches: studies in key model organisms, such as the mouse, fruit fly, and worm, using genetics and molecular biology; computational approaches for understanding gene regulatory networks, expression patterns, and alternative splicing; bioinformatics approaches that integrate and display all large-scale data sets collected from stem cell research; and examination of the social and ethical issues surrounding stem cell research.

Individual projects focus on a number of biological systems, including germ line and nervous system development, epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation, blood cell differentiation, mammalian embryonic cell fates, wound healing, and the immune system.

Manuel Ares, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Needhi Bhalla, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Manel Camps, Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology

Bin Chen, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

David Feldheim, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Camilla Forsberg, Biomolecular Engineering

David Haussler, Biomolecular Engineering

Lindsay Hinck, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Michael Isaacson, Electrical Engineering

Rohinton Kamakaka, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Joel Kubby, Electrical Engineering

Marc Mangel, Applied Mathematics & Statistics

Nader Pourmand, Biomolecular Engineering

Amy Ralston, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Jeremy Sanford, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Michael Stone, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Susan Strome, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Josh Stuart, Biomolecular Engineering

William Sullivan, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

John Tamkun, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Martha Zúñiga, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Yi Zuo, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

Ethical and societal research

Ethical and societal issues related to stem cell research constitute an important avenue of inquiry at UCSC.

Jenny Reardon, Sociology