Pardis Sabeti2017-10-04T21:36:36+00:00

Pardis Sabeti

Computational Biologist and Geneticist

“Find a voice, which requires buckling down and really getting to know yourself, and trust yourself.”

Career Highlights
  • Professor of Biology specializing in Infectious Diseases at Harvard University
  • Headed a team of scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard that worked to decode the genome of the deadly Ebola virus, whose genetic code was rapidly mutating
  • Work has earned her national headlines in the New Yorker, New York Times and Popular Science using words like “trailblazing” and “genius” to describe her accomplishments
  • Was heavily influenced growing up by her older sister who set up pretend school during the summer and taught her everything she had learned that year

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Biology or Genetics in your future? Do making discoveries and fighting diseases appeal to you? STEM Gem Pardis Sabeti’s quest to understand how diseases affect our genes may lead to breakthrough treatments. Read her story and digest. Watch one of her online videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.