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 NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoc Research Fellow in Systems Biology in the Kishony Lab at Harvard Medical School, where his research focuses on the application of modern algorithmic techniques to understand biological systems. Primarily, he is studying the interplay between bacterial communities and the evolution of antibiotic resistance, and is working on problems of very large-scale genomics and epidemiological modeling as well. Michael's thesis developed new mathematical and algorithmic techniques for the inference of biological information from gene expression, protein interaction, and population genetic data.

After his postdoc, Michael plans to pursue academic research. Michael is an accomplished martial artist, holding a fourth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, as well as advanced levels in Capoeira and Taekgyeon.


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