Michael Baym is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and a Member of the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School.
He is primarily studying the evolution of antibiotic resistance, the data challenges of very large-scale genomics, and epidemiological modeling. Michael received his PhD in Mathematics from MIT, studying computational and mathematical biology under the supervision of Bonnie Berger, and was a postdoctoral fellow in Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School with Roy Kishony. Michael was born in Urbana, IL, and holds a BS and an AM in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to the Hertz Fellowship, he was also the recipient of a Packard Fellowship, an NDSEG Graduate Fellowship and an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
"The workshops are perhaps the best part of the Hertz Fellowship. They're an excellent opportunity to interact with and learn from a wide group of energetic, creative scientists and engineers. Also, they're great fun. I always leave full of ideas and new directions. "
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A Generalized Treatment Of The Order-Disorder Transformation In Alloys And Its Effect On Their Magnetic Properties
A powerful tool for observing bacteria as they mutate and develop resistance to antibiotics has been developed by a team from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, including Hertz Fellow Michael Baym, a Harvard postdoc.