Michael Baym

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Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Member of the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School

Michael Baym holds a BS and an AM in Mathematics from the University of Illinois and a PhD in Mathematics (Applied) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School.

Michael's research focuses on mixed computational and experimental methods to address antibiotic resistance. He has developed novel techniques for the experimental study of antibiotic resistance, high-throughput microbial genetics, and algorithms for computation on super-large genomic datasets. His lab focuses on integrating insights from experimental evolution and clinical observation to devise new strategies for countering the evolution of antibiotic resistance.

Michael has received several awards and fellowships. As a graduate student he received a Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. He received an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and a Roche Postdoctoral Fellowship. His research on antibiotic resistance evolution has received significant press attention, the associated video has been viewed over 25 million times, and has been used to demonstrate the evolution of antibiotic resistance from high schools to the United Nations. He is also an inventor, holding 35 awarded US Patents, and published applications for over 75 others.

Lab website: baymlab.hms.harvard.edu

Twitter: @baym