Jason Ernst

Professor, Biological Chemistry, University of California Los Angeles

Professor, Computational Medicine, University of California Los Angeles


UCLA Biological Chemistry
615 Charles E Young Dr South
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Member, Bioinformatics GPB Home AreaCell & Developmental Biology GPB Home AreaGene Regulation GPB Home AreaGenetics & Genomics GPB Home AreaMedical Informatics GPB Home Area


Jason Ernst is an Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Computer Science at UCLA. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he was a postdoctoral fellow with Manolis Kellis in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory MIT and affiliated with the Broad Institute. In 2008, Jason completed a PhD advised by Ziv Bar-Joseph in the Machine Learning Department and School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Jason also earned BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Maryland College Park. He has developed a number of widely used bioinformatics methods and software include ChromHMM for chromatin state modeling and genome annotation and STEM and DREM for the analysis of time series gene expression data. He is a member of the editorial board at Genome Research and has been a program co-chair for the Regulatory Genomics Special Interest Group meeting at ISMB. He is a recipient of a NIH-Avenir Award, NSF CAREER Award, and a Sloan Fellowship.