Director - Research and Automation Technologies
Mike Berke has spent the last 20 years developing novel lab automation software and hardware in the Research and Automation Technologies department at Amgen. Projects have focused on opportunities where there are no commercially available solutions: instrumentation for unique processes, integrations of novel hardware into existing systems, firmware and software to control devices and integrations, as well as software to automate informatic processes. Mike is driven by the opportunity to develop streamlined, innovative solutions that enable scientists to focus on the critical scientific problems they are working on, rather than being bogged down with cumbersome tools and infrastructure.
Prior to joining Amgen, Mike was a software developer for Perot Systems, and a Special Forces officer in the US Army. Mike holds degrees in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point (BS) and California Lutheran University (MS).