Bonnie Berger

CMIT Research Faculty Member
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

As a professor at MIT, Professor Berger has trained more than 100 students and postdoctoral fellows, many of whom now hold top academic positions. She currently leads a group consisting of ten graduate students and several undergraduate UROPs. Her advisees have graduated to significant achievements in many and diverse scientific disciplines. She is a member of the Graduate, MEMP Curriculum, and Governance Committees for the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology as well as the nominating committee of the ACM.

In addition to her academic responsibilities, Professor Berger continues to engage actively in community service, including recently as Vice President of International Society for Computational Biology, Head of the RECOMB Steering Committee, and member of the NIH NIGMS Advisory Council. She has served as both Proceedings and Conference Chairs for the two top conferences in the field— RECOMB and ISMB. She is also proud to have headed a workshop at ISMB 2016 on Gender Equality and been ISCB Fellows Chair (2015-2019), focusing on minority inclusion. She is an associate editor of Bioinformatics and IEEE/ACM TCBB journals. In addition, she serves on the Executive Editorial Board of Journal of Computational Biology and as member of the editorial boards of Annual Reviews for Biomedical Data Science, Genome Biology, Bioinformatics, IEEE/ACM TCBB, and Cell Systems.