Chris Burge was born in New York, NY on May 26, 1968. He completed his primary and secondary education in Cambridge, MA and Palo Alto, CA. He completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University (BS, 1990), then worked with a W.H.O.-sponsored project in Nicaragua, and went on to graduate studies in computational biology at Stanford University (PhD 1997). A faculty member in the Department of Biology from 2002-present, he received tenure in 2006. He was awarded the Overton Prize for Computational Biology in 2001 and the Schering-Plough Research Institute Award in 2007. He is currently Whitehead Career Development Associate Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at MIT and is the author of over 50 publications dealing with genomics, RNA splicing, and microRNA regulation in vertebrates and invertebrates.
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