Pardis Sabeti

Pardis Sabeti is a computational biologist, medical geneticist and evolutionary geneticist. She is Professor at the Center for Systems Biology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and the Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Harvard School of Public Health, and an MIT-Harvard Broad Institute Member and a leader in the Broad’s Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program. She is noted, among other advances, for developing a bioinformatic statistical method which identifies sections of the genome that have been subject to natural selection and an algorithm which explains the effects of genetics on the evolution of disease; and for the use of used advanced genomic sequencing technology to identify a single point of infection from an animal reservoir to a human in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. She completed her Doctorate in Evolutionary Genetics at Oxford in 2002, as a Rhodes Scholar, and graduated summa cum laude with a Doctor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 2006. Among her awards and recognitions are the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Award,  a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences,  a Packard Foundation Award in Science and Engineering, and an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.


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