Michael F. Berger, PhD

Associate Director, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology
Michael F. Berger, PhD

I am Associate Director of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology and an assistant attending geneticist in the Department of Pathology. I have expertise in cancer genetics, computational biology, and high-throughput DNA sequencing technology. My research is focused on developing and applying methods of profiling tumor DNA in order to characterize the genetic makeup of individual cancers. Knowledge of patient-specific genetic mutations can be used to predict outcomes and inform treatment options, ultimately enabling more personalized cancer medicine.

With recent innovations in DNA sequencing technology, one can cheaply and quickly capture the relevant genomic information in an individual patient’s tumor. In collaboration with oncologists, pathologists, and other translational researchers, I am leveraging the extensive institutional collection of annotated tumor specimens spanning all cancer subtypes to identify novel, clinically useful biomarkers that may correlate with outcomes or predict responses to novel therapeutic agents. As a member of the Molecular Diagnostics Service, I helped lead the development of a robust molecular profiling platform and accompanying analysis pipeline for use in clinical trials and real-time patient management. Altogether, these activities aim to improve clinical practice by empowering oncologists to make treatment decisions informed by the molecular composition of their patients’ tumors.

Location
Phone
646-888-3386
Clinical Expertise

Genomics and Computational Biology

Languages Spoken
English
Education

PhD, Harvard University

Fellowships

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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