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Pardis Sabeti
Pardis Sabeti

Pardis Sabeti

The Sabeti Lab

Boston, MA USA

"Don’t ever lose yourself. Always keep coming back to your basics to find who you are."

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Day In The Life

Principal Investigator

I’m a computational geneticist, focused on researching solutions to infectious diseases.

My Day to Day

I run a lab and have about 40 people who work with me on computational genetics and experimental genomics. In computational genetics, we take the data in our genomes and use computers to try and decipher those codes. My lab is broadly focused on human health with a primary interest in infectious disease.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Biology, General

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Graduate Degree

    Human Biology

    University of Oxford

  • Doctorate

    Biological Anthropology

    University of Oxford

  • Doctorate


    Harvard Medical School

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I was born in Iran and came to the U.S. when the 1979 revolution was happening.

  • 2.

    As a kid, I really loved both math and nature—looking back, it makes sense that I’d end up making a career in genetics.

  • 3.

    I earned my bachelor’s degree in biology from MIT and then went on to graduate school.

  • 4.

    I earned my master’s degree in human biology and doctorate in biological anthropology from Oxford University.

  • 5.

    I came back to the U.S. for medical school and earned my medical degree from Harvard University.

  • 6.

    I’ve since built my career in genomics and infectious disease.

  • 7.

    I currently work as a professor at Harvard University in the School of Public Health.

  • 8.

    I also run a lab at the Broad Institute, focused on computational genetics and experimental genomics as it pertains to human health and infectious disease.