Pardis Sabeti has been a leader in the effort to analyze Ebola’s genetic code and track its mutations. Sabeti, who is an associate professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard School of Public Health, associate professor, Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and senior associate member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, recently spoke to The New Yorker about her research over the summer tracing the origins of the virus—as her collaborators and co-authors in West Africa were succumbing to the disease.
In the article, published October 27, 2014, Sabeti said, “This virus is not a single entity. Now we have an entry into what the virus is doing, and now we can recognize what we are battling with at every point in time.”
Read The New Yorker article: The Ebola wars
Read a Harvard Gazette article: Ebola genomes sequenced
Sabeti will give a talk titled Genomic surveillance of the 2014 Ebola outbreak, at HSPH on October 30, the first in a series sponsored by the Office of the Dean.