Steven E. Brenner, Ph.D.'s research expertise and interests are in molecular biology, computational biology, evolutionary biology, bioengineering, structural genomics, computational genomics, cellular activity, cellular functions and personal genomics. In addition to being a professor at UC Berkeley, Brenner is a adjunct professor at UCSF and a faculty scientists at Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The Brenner research lab has four key research interests involving computational and experimental genomics:
- Gene regulation by alternative splicing and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay.
- Prediction of protein function using Bayesian phylogenomics.
- Medical and environmental metagenomics; personal genomics.
- Structural genomics and proteins complexes.
He received his A.B. in biochemical sciences from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in biological sciences from University of Cambridge.