Tami D. Lieberman
(Starting January 2018) Assistant Professor at the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
(Starting January 2018) Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I received my PhD in Systems Biology from Harvard University in 2014 and my BA in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University in 2009. During my PhD in Roy Kishony’s lab, I developed new genomic approaches for understanding how bacteria evolve during infections of individual people. As a postdoc in Eric Alm’s lab at MIT, I further developed and applied these genomic approaches to understand the microbes that colonize us during health. These evolutionary approaches allow us to rapidly gain knowledge about the ecology, within-person evolution, and determinants of colonization of microbes in humans using clinical samples collected at a single time point. I have also made contributions to our understanding of antibiotic resistance, including the co-invention of a new platform for visualizing evolution in real time. You can follow me on twitter for a stream of interesting papers related to microbiology, genomics, and evolution. I am a postdoc in the Alm Lab through December 2017.
We are actively recruiting lab members! See here for more information.
Former mentees (role) – current position
Seungsoo Kim (Undergrad, with Roy Kishony) – PhD student in Genome Sciences at University of Washington
Lealia Xiong (Undergrad, with Roy Kishony) – PhD student in Medical Engineering at Caltech
Annie Kuan (Undergrad, with Eric Alm) – Research associate at Finch Therapeutics