Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology
Pardis Sabeti is an Associate Professor at the Center for Systems Biology at Harvard University, and a Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She is a computational geneticist with expertise in developing algorithms to detect genetic signatures of adaption in humans and the microbial organisms that infect humans. Her works focus on the Ebola and Lassa viruses, Plasmodium falciparum malaria and vibrio cholera. Sabeti completed her undergraduate degree at MIT, her PhD as a Rhodes Scholar at University of Oxford and her MD as a Soros Fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she was only the third woman to graduate summa cum laude. Her work is supported by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award, a Packard Foundation Fellowship, an NIH Innovator award and awards from NIAID, DTRA and the Gates Foundation. She is on the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Women in Science, Medicine and Engineering, and is also the lead singer of the rock band, Thousand Days.