Benjamin Lewis

  • Program Years: 2002-2006
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Computational Biology
  • Academic Advisor: Chris Burge
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2004)
  • Degree(s):
    A.B. Biophysics, Harvard, 2001

Current Status

  • Status: Graduate Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Research Area: Computational Biology


Benjamin P. Lewis, Christopher B. Burge, David P. Bartel. Conserved Seed Pairing, Often Flanked by Adenosines, Indicates that Thousands of Human Genes are MicroRNA Targets. Cell. 2005 Jan 14.120(1)

Benjamin P. Lewis, I-hung Shih, Matthew W. Jones-Rhoades, David P. Bartel, Christopher B. Burge. Prediction of Mammalian MicroRNA Targets. Cell. 2003 Dec 26.115(7):787-798

Richard E. Green, Benjamin P. Lewis, R. Tyler Hillman, Marco Blanchette, Liana F. Lareau, Aaron T. Garnett, Donald C. Rio, Steven E. Brenner. Widespread predicted nonsense-mediated mRNA decay of alternatively-spliced transcripts of human normal and disease genes. Bioinformatics. 2003 Jul;19 Suppl 1:I118-I121.

Benjamin P. Lewis, Richard E. Green, Steven E. Brenner. 2003. Evidence for the widespread coupling of alternative splicing and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 100:189-192.

Scott W. Roy, Benjamin P. Lewis, Alexei Fedorov, Walter Gilbert. 2001. Footprints of primordial introns on the eukaryotic genome. Trends in Genetics. 17:496-501.


2002 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (declined)