BIG Faculty Member - Bonnie A. Berger, Ph.D.

Bonnie A. Berger, Ph.D.

Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, MIT

32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Bonnie Berger is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at MIT, and head of the Computation and Biology group at MIT's Computer Science and AI Lab. After beginning her career working in algorithms at MIT, she was one of the pioneer researchers in the area of computational molecular biology and, together with the many students she has mentored, has been instrumental in defining the field. Professor Berger has won numerous awards including a National Science Foundation Career Award and the Biophysical Society's Dayhoff Award for research. In 1999 Professor Berger was named one of Technology Review Magazine's inaugural TR100 as a top young innovator of the twenty-first century, in 2003, was elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, and in 2010, received the RECOMB Test of Time Award. She was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, received the Margaret Pittman Director's Award at the NIH, was elected as a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and received an Honorary Doctorate from EPFL. She currently serves as Vice President of the ISCB, Head of the steering committee for RECOMB, and on the NIGMS Advisory Council. In addition, Professor Berger is an Associate Member of the Broad Institute, Faculty member of HST, and Affiliated Faculty of Harvard Medical School.

Last Update: 10/26/2017


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