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Angela Brooks

Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

Dr. Angela Brooks is a Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is also an Affiliated Faculty of the UCSC Center for Molecular Biology of RNA and the UCSC Genomics Institute. She was a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences in 2018. She has received multiple awards for her mentoring including the 2018 Women in Science and Engineering Award as part of the UC Santa Cruz Chancellor’s Achievement Awards for Diversity, the 2022 SACNAS Outstanding Research + Professional Mentor Award from the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), and a 2023 Koret Scholar Mentoring Award. The Brooks lab works on developing computational and experimental approaches to study cancer mutations that cause changes in the transcriptome, particularly through RNA splicing.