Mark B Gerstein PhD

Albert L. Williams Professor of Biomedical Informatics; Co-Director, Yale Computational biology and Bioinformatics Program

Biographical Info

After graduating from Harvard summa cum laude with a A.B. in physics in 1989, Prof. Mark Gerstein earned a doctorate in biophysics and chemistry from Cambridge University in 1993. He did postdoctoral research in bioinformatics at Stanford University 1993-1996. He came to Yale in 1997 as an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and since 1999, in the computer science department. He was named an associate professor in 2001, and the following year became co-director of the Yale Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program. In addition to the Keck Foundation grant, Prof. Gerstein has received Young Investigator Awards from the U.S. Navy, IBM, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and the Donaghue Foundation. His other awards include a Herchel-Smith Scholarship supporting his doctoral work and a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Postdoctoral Fellowship. The author of numerous articles in scientific publications, Gerstein is editor of the Sequences and Topology section for the journal Current Opinion in Structural Biology. He also serves on the editorial boards of Functional and Integrative Genomics, the Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics, BioMed Central's Proteome Science and Genome Biology.

Education & Training

Cambridge University (1992)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University

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