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Pardis Sabeti    

Infectious Disease Expert & Professor at Harvard University

Dr. Pardis Sabeti is a Professor at Harvard University, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Her computational genomic lab has contributed to widely varying fields — including human evolutionary biology, viral sequencing, information theory, rural disease surveillance and education efforts in West Africa. They aim to create comprehensive approaches for detecting, containing, and treating deadly infectious diseases, including Lassa virus, Ebola virus, Zika virus, and Babesiosis microtia. She has invested in capacity building and education throughout, enabling the first diagnosis of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Nigeria, training over seventy African scientists through summer-long educational programs, and establishing genome centers in West Africa. Dr. Sabeti completed her undergraduate degree at MIT, her graduate work at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and her medical degree summa cum laude from Harvard Medical School as a Soros Fellow. Sabeti’s awards and honors include World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, the National Academy of Sciences Richard Lounsbery Award, Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Natural Science, TIME magazine “Person of the Year” as one of the Ebola fighters, TIME’s 100 Most Influential. She is also the host of ‘Against All Odds’ included as part of AP stats classes nationwide, a co-creator of the educational program Operation Outbreak, and is the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Thousand Days.


TIME 100 Talks: Dr. Pardis Sabeti on Why COVID-19 Make Science ...
Pardis Sabeti, professor at the Center for Systems Biology at Harvard University, during a TIME 100 talk in which experts and leaders shared how they're finding ...

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