Mark J. Berger


I am a software engineer at Color on the data platform team. My interests include a variety of topics at the intersection of software engineering, computer science, and biology.

Previously, I did a short stint in the Stanford PhD program where I published a few papers on rare genetic variation, gene regulation, and the heritability of complex traits. While I was lucky to work with excellent mentors and peers, I decided academia is not for me and left with a masters in March of 2019.


Color Genomics (May 2019 - present)

Stanford Computer Science PhD Program (Sept 2017 - March 2019)

Bejerano Laboratory, Stanford University (Sept 2016 - Sept 2017)

Curtis Laboratory, Stanford University (April 2016 - Sept 2016)

Facebook (June 2014 - Sept 2014)

Yahoo! Research - Latin America (April 2014 - June 2014)

Google Summer of Code Student (May 2013 - Sept 2013)


M.S. in Computer Science, Stanford University (2019)
B.S. with honors in Computer Science, Stanford University (2016)

Coursework included: machine learning, natural language processing, deep learning for natural language processing, mining massive datasets, introduction to cryptography, compilers, programming languages, computational genomics, statistical and machine learning methods for genomics