Science Fellow 2011
Assistant Professor, Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University
Pardis Sabeti works to understand the mechanisms of evolutionary adaptation in humans and pathogens. What makes some people able to resist Lassa fever? How does malaria manage to evade efforts to fight it? Pardis pursues the answers through computational analysis, investigating the mechanisms and effects of natural selection on human and other genomes. She is on faculty at Harvard University and is a Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, is supported by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award, a Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering, and an NIH Innovator award, and has published in Nature and Science. When not studying key questions in evolution and health, Pardis is the lead singer of the alternative rock band Thousand Days.