Michael Birnbaum

Michael Birnbaum will join the Biological Engineering faculty as an assistant professor and become a core member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research in January 2016. He received an AB in chemical and physical biology from Harvard and a PhD in immunology from Stanford, where he received the Gerald Lieberman Award given to the school’s most outstanding medical school PhD graduate. Birnbaum’s research combines protein engineering, structural biology, and bioinformatics to understand and manipulate immune-cell responses to antigenic stimuli in cancer and infectious disease. He will teach Course 20’s required sophomore biological thermodynamics subject and assist in creating a new immunoengineering elective.



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