Studying antibiotic resistance evolution

through computation, experiment, and theory


Welcome to the Baym Lab at Harvard Medical School, started in 2017!

We study microbial evolution, at the intersection of experimental, theoretical and computational techniques. Antibiotic resistance, in addition to being one of the defining public health threats of our time, provides an excellent system for studying evolution. Computationally, we apply algorithmic and information-theoretic techniques to gain insight from large and noisy biological datasets, particularly the enormous amount of microbial sequence data now being generated.