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Dr. Michael Boemo

Principal Investigator

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My background is in mathematics and computer science, but I have always worked in and around biology laboratories since I started university. Originally from the United States, I completed a BA in mathematics at Rutgers University. I then moved to the United Kingdom to complete my PhD in physics at the University of Oxford as a Marie Curie Fellow where I was supervised by Andrew Turberfield (Oxford Physics) and Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research). I stayed at the University of Oxford to do a postdoc at the Dunn School of Pathology, and was also based at St. Cross College where I held the Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship in Medical Sciences. In 2019, I moved to the University of Cambridge to start my own group in the Department of Pathology.

At the University of Cambridge, I am joint lead of the Functional and Evolutionary Genomics research theme within the School of Biological Sciences. I am a member of Clare College where I supervise mathematics for the Natural Sciences Tripos and lecture on the Part III Systems Biology course. I am also a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

Experience has shown that I do my best work when I balance science with other interests; I am an avid road cyclist and nature photographer.

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