Michael Schnall-Levin

Hertz Fellow: Michael Schnall-Levin
School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Computational Biology

Fellowship Years

2006 - 2011

Michael earned his PhD in mathematics from MIT, where his work was largely focused on comparative genomics. After a brief hiatus to work on personalized cancer medicine, Michael is now an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Eric Lander’s lab at the Broad Institute. There he will work on the application of emerging high-throughput technologies together with mathematical modeling to understand biological regulation and to engineer useful synthetic systems.

Outside of research, Michael enjoys playing guitar and pretending he can speak Chinese.

Thesis:

2011 - RNA—Algorithms, Evolution and Design