Pardis Sabeti

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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? Sabeti 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.
  • Fellow 2011 Science Fellows
  • Fellow PopTech 2011

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The potential of human ingenuity and creativity: Part I

The potential of human ingenuity and creativity: Part I

Last week we had the pleasure of announcing the 2013 classes of PopTech Social Innovation Fellows and Science Fellows. From clean energy to understanding human well-being, to cultural preservation and disaster response – these 2013 Fellows underscore the program’s commitment to harnessing the power of human creativity and ingenuity, and how perseverance and an

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Pardis Sabeti’s large-scale detective work

2011 PopTech Science Fellow Pardis Sabeti is a musician and computational geneticist researching infectious disease, looking for patterns of natural selection that leave behind a footprint in our genomes. Read more »

This week in PopTech: Wonder women

This week in PopTech: Wonder women

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects, and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

Collaboration alert: Our friends at Hot Studio conducted a facilitated workshop for PopTech 2011 Social Innovation Fellow Megan White Mukuria’s organization, ZanaAfrica. Read more »

This week in PopTech: Fortune, genomes and tons of data

This week in PopTech: Fortune, genomes and tons of data

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

When PopTech volunteer Brent Danley prompted his 12-year-old daughter Skye to choose one PopTech speaker who she’d like to meet, she picked 2010 presenter and 2009 Science Fellow Sarah Fortune. Read more »

Meet the 2011 Science Fellows: Pardis Sabeti

Meet the 2011 Science Fellows: Pardis Sabeti

We’ve just announced our second class of PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellows, ten dynamic scientists who are spearheading research to change the world.

To learn more about this new crop of Fellows and their work, we posed one question to each of them: In one sentence, what impact do you hope to have through your work?

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