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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Pardis C. Sabeti, 2001

MD, Harvard University

Pardis C. Sabeti is an immigrant from Iran

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Harvard University

DR. PARDIS C. 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 leads the Sabeti Lab.

Dr. Sabeti completed her undergraduate degree at MIT, her PhD as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and her MD as Soros Fellow at Harvard Medical School where she was only the third woman to graduate summa cum laude.

Dr. Sabeti's work is supported by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award, a Packard Foundation Fellowship, and an NIH Innovator award, and awards from NIAID, DTRA, and the Gates Foundation.

Dr. Sabeti is a computational geneticist with expertise developing algorithms to detect genetic signatures of adaption in humans and the microbial organisms that infect humans. Her works focuses on Lassa virus, Plasmodium falciparum malaria, vibrio cholera, and Ebola virus. Dr. Sabeti is also the lead singer of the rock band Thousand Days, and is on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Women in Science, Medicine, and Engineering.

  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2006
  • DPhil Biological Anthropology | Oxford University 2002
  • MSc Human Biology | Oxford University 1998
  • BS Biology | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1997
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor
  • NIH Innovator Award
  • Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise
  • TIME magazine ‘Person of the Year’ as one of the Ebola fighters
  • Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Natural Science
Work History
  • Center for Systems Biology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and the Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Harvard School of Public Health, Associate Professor
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