Dr. Tomer Stern is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Bioinformatics from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Israel. He then went on to receive both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computational Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, under the supervision of Elazar Zelzer. During his doctoral studies, he researched the morphological development of endochondral bones by developing advanced image processing algorithms for micro-CT images. Dr. Stern completed his postdoctoral research at Princeton University under the guidance of Eric Wieschaus (Nobel Prize laureate, 1995) and Stanislav Shvartsman. His work focused on whole embryo computational analysis of cell activity driving gastrulation movements at single-cell resolution, using the fruit fly model. Among his many accolades, Dr. Stern is a long-term fellow of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), and a recipient of the Hammer Scholarship of the Israeli Ministry of Education.