Georg Gerber MD, PhD, MPH, Co-Director

Dr. Gerber, MD, PhD, MPH, is Co-Director of the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Associate Pathologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics. His research interests involve building novel computational models and high-throughput experimental systems to understand the role of the microbiota in human diseases, and applying these findings to develop new diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions to improve patient care. Dr. Gerber’s training includes a Fellowship in Infectious Disease Pathology and Molecular Microbiology at BWH, Residency in Clinical Pathology at BWH, MD from HMS, Masters’ and PhD in Computer Science (Machine Learning, supervised by David Gifford and Tommi Jaakkola) from MIT, and Masters’ in Infectious Diseases and BA in Pure Mathematics from UC Berkeley. Prior to returning to graduate school, he founded several companies focused on developing and applying 3D graphics technologies to create feature and IMAX® films starring actors such as Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, and Danny DeVito.