Robert Michael Kuhn, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Genome BrowserUniversity of California Santa Cruz
Robert Kuhn received his PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, where he studied the centromeres of yeast. Following a postdoctoral at UC Berkeley/USDA Plant Gene Expression Center, he taught biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics at UC Santa Cruz. He joined the UCSC Genome Browser project in 2003, where he is now Associate Director. The Genome Browser is a widely used visualization tool giving access to the genomes of human and nearly a hundred other animals. Dr. Kuhn's responsibilities include enabling researchers through teaching the Genome Browser in workshops and seminars and learning from them how to improve the Browser, including identification and integration of useful new datasets.