Dr. Michael Beer is a professor of biomedical engineering and genetic medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding how gene regulatory information is encoded in genomic DNA sequence and how regulatory variation contributes to diseases. His lab has recently developed machine-learning techniques where computer algorithms detect regulatory sequences in intergenic DNA.
Dr. Beer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University. Dr. Beer joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Beer was the Lewis Thomas Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Molecular Biology and Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University.
Dr. Beer was recognized with the Simon Ramo Award for his thesis in plasma physics. He also was awarded the DOE Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, and the Searle Scholars Award for promising junior facility. He has also been recognized with the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award.