Michael Baym

Hertz Fellow: Michael Baym

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Mathematical and Computational Biology

Fellowship Years

2004 - 2009


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.



2009 - Large, Noisy, and Incomplete: Mathematics for Modern Biology