Michael BaymPrincipal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Member of the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology
Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Michael is a microbiologist and applied mathematician studying bacterial evolution and computational genomics. He was a graduate student with Bonnie Berger in Mathematics at MIT, and a postdoctoral fellow with Roy Kishony in Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. He has won several awards for research including a Packard Fellowship, a Pew Biomedical Scholarship,
a Sloan Research Fellowship,
as well a Hertz Graduate Fellowship. He holds over four dozen issued US patents. His mentorship has been recognized by Harvard Medical School with the A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award and by the SSQBio graduate program's mentorship award.
Michael is originally from Urbana, Illinois and Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. He was once the tenth Google Image result for "floating dumpster fire."
Erdős number: 2
CV (PDF, 4/27/23), Google Scholar, Pubmed, USPTO Issued Patents, USPTO Patent Applications, ORCID: 0000-0003-1303-5598
Indra González OjedaGraduate Student (Biophysics)
Indra is interested in combining computation and experiments, while fighting her cat's entropy
GitHub, ORCID: 0000-0003-2040-956X
Arya KaulGraduate Student (BIG)
Arya is analyzing bacterial sequences from before the age of antibiotics.
Favorite film franchise: Paddington 🐻
Personal Homepage, ORCID: 0000-0001-8382-5945
Anurag LimdiGraduate Student (MCO)
Anurag studies how mutational robustness changes over evolution in microbes. Outside of lab, he does long distance running and watches football (soccer if you're American).
Unusual talent: Very good handwriting
Google Scholar, ORCID: 0000-0002-4891-8254
Lucy M. McCullyPostdoctoral Fellow
Lucy studies the effects of interspecies interactions on antimicrobial resistance. Hobbies now include mushroom photography, thanks to Siân.
Siân V. OwenPostdoctoral Fellow
Siân studies the interaction of phage and antibiotic resistance. She once won third place in a Christmas card contest; she was robbed.
Personal Homepage, Google Scholar, ORCID: 0000-0001-5330-3177
Alexandra PoretRotation Student (Biophysics)
Alex began her research career studying microbial evolution with Tami Lieberman at MIT. Today, she’s made the long, arduous, 2-mile-away move to Harvard to continue investigating the fascinating and similarly small trajectory of microbes.
Natalia Quinones-OlveraGraduate Student (SSQBio)
Natalia studies mobile genetic elements in bacteria, with a combination of bioinformatics and wet lab methods. She is particularly interested in conflicts between conjugative plasmids and bacteriophages.
GitHub, ORCID: 0000-0002-4612-6819
Eleanor A. RandGraduate Student (SSQBio)
Ellie once threw out the first pitch for the NC Dinos (NC 다이노스).
Fernando W. RossinePostdoctoral Fellow
Fernando is interested in the evolutionary dynamics of plasmid-borne genes. He is also a slime mold whisperer and tie dye wizard.
Célia SouquePostdoctoral Fellow
Célia is interested in the impact of mobile genetic elements and horizontal gene transfer mechanisms on bacterial evolution. Outside of the lab, she is a boardgames fan and an underwater hockey player.
Google Scholar, ORCID: 0000-0001-7194-4322
Sophia WiesenfeldGraduate Student (SSQBio)
Sophia's microbiologist origin story started with Brian Hammer at Georgia Tech, she's in graduate school to continue that arc.
Amy ZamoraGraduate Student (SSQBio)
Amy is generally interested in combining experimental and mathematical approaches to studying microbial evolution. When not in lab, Amy loves to explore the outdoors, run obscenely long distances, and climb mountains (especially volcanoes)! 🌋
Jasmijn BaaijensAssistant Professor of Computer Science, TU Delft
Jasmijn is interested in genome reconstruction from sequencing reads, as well as other biological problems that can be solved through graph theory and mathematical optimization.
Google Scholar, ORCID: 0000-0001-5661-0658
Alice Fan, Undergrad Researcher (HMS Sysbio Summer Intern)
Last seen: Undergraduate Student, BU
Carmen Hernandez-Perez, Undergrad Researcher (HMS SHURP)
Last seen: Undergraduate Student, Cal State Northridge
Karel Břinda, Postdoc
Last seen: INRIA Starting Faculty, INRIA, Rennes
Cristina Herren, Postdoc
Last seen: Assistant Teaching Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Northeastern University
Jasmijn Baaijens, Postdoc
Last seen: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, TU Delft
Katelyn Lee, Undergrad Researcher (HMS Sysbio Summer Intern)
Last seen: Undergraduate Student, Caltech
Kaylee Mueller, Research Associate
Last seen: Kytopen
Eve Rahbé, Research Technician / Master's Student (EPFL).
Last seen: PhD Student, Institut Pasteur
Mische Holland, Undergrad Researcher (HMS SIBMI)
Last seen: PhD Student, University of Pittsburgh
Elle Deich, Undergrad Researcher (MIT MSRP)
Victoria Jones, Research Associate
Last seen: Blueprint Medicines
Simone Pignotti, External Masters Student (LIGM/CNRS Université Paris-Est).
Last seen: Eligo Bioscience
Isabel Ott, Undergraduate Research Assistant.
Last seen: Lab technician, Iwasaki Lab, Yale School of Public Health
Scott Chimileski, Visiting Postdoc
Last seen: Research Scientist, MBL
P. Winston Michalak, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Last seen: Undergraduate Student, Harvard