Mark B Gerstein, PhD

Albert L. Williams Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Computer Science; Co-Director, Yale Computational biology and Bioinformatics Program

Departments & Organizations

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Keck: High Performance Computation | NHLBI Proteomics | NIDA Neuroproteomics Center

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Genomics, Genetics, and Bioinformatics

Office of Student Research

Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology: DNA Dynamics; Protein Folding, Dynamics and Degradation | Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: Computational Analysis of Macromolecular Structures; Computational Approaches to Functional and Integrative Genomics; Heterogeneous Database Design and Information Integration; Theoretical Molecular Biology and Computational Algorithms | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics


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

PhD Cambridge University (1992)
Postdoctoral Fellow Stanford University

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Contact Info

Mark B Gerstein, PhD
Mailing Address
MB and BPO Box 208024
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8024

Gerstein Lab