- B.S. Botany, University of Texas, Austin
- Ph.D. Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Houston
About Teaching and CourseSource
Dr. Hauser received his undergraduate training in botany and chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin. While there he carried out undergraduate research in the lab of Marshall Johnston, where he carried out a plant survey for land overlooking Redbud Island in Austin. Upon graduation, he worked with a research group at Shell Research, studying the formulation of solid resins used in a diverse array of products from sailboat hulls to carbon-fiber bicycles. Dr. Hauser returned academics, and receiving his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics working with Dr. H. Gray at the University of Houston focused on the enzymology of the nuclease BAL31, a dual-functional endo- and exonuclease. His post-doctoral work at Duke University in the lab of Drs. N.W. Gillham and J.E. Boynton focused on characterization of chloroplast post-transcriptional regulation mechanisms in the unicellular green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Dr. Hauser extended his stay at Duke, where as a research scientist he was involved with building the first set of gene models for the Chlamydomonas genome project, and later with annotation of the draft genomic sequence generated by DOE-JGI in collaboration with Dr. Arthur Grossman at Stanford. Dr. Hauser, an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, began at St. Edward's University in 2004 to establish the Bioinformatics Program.