Michael P. Cummings

Professor of Biology
Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Director, Master of Professional Studies Program in Data Science and Analytics

My research is a combintation of bioinformatics, computational biology, molecular evolution, phylogenetics, computer science (particularly parallel computing). I am incredibly fortunate to work with intelligent and interesting students and colleagues, and to (modestly) contribute to society through my research and instructional activities.


  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Molecular Evolutionary Genetics
  • Parallel Computing


  • PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 1992

    Harvard University