Pardis Christine Sabeti
Primary Faculty

Pardis Christine Sabeti

Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Other Positions

Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

OEB Instruction + Org Res -Other Academic

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Dr. Sabeti's lab focuses on developing new analytical and genomic methods to study evolutionary adaptation and genetic diversity in humans and pathogens, with three current research foci: (1) Identifying and characterizing the underlying adaptive changes that have shaped the human species over time; and (2) Investigating genetic diversity in pathogens such as Lassa virus, Ebola virus, Zika virus, and Babesia microti, towards improved diagnostics, surveillance, and interventions, and (3) Developing novels tools to detect and diagnose microbes causing human morbidity and mortality.

B.S., 1997

M.Sc., 1998
University of Oxford

D.Phil., 2003
University of Oxford

M.D., 2006
Harvard Medical School


Comparative transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 variants Delta and Alpha in New England, USA.

Earnest R, Uddin R, Matluk N, Renzette N, Turbett SE, Siddle KJ, Loreth C, Adams G, Tomkins-Tinch CH, Petrone ME, Rothman JE, Breban MI, Koch RT, Billig K, Fauver JR, Vogels CBF, Bilguvar K, De Kumar B, Landry ML, Peaper DR, Kelly K, Omerza G, Grieser H, Meak S, Martha J, Dewey HB, Kales S, Berenzy D, Carpenter-Azevedo K, King E, Huard RC, Novitsky V, Howison M, Darpolor J, Manne A, Kantor R, Smole SC, Brown CM, Fink T, Lang AS, Gallagher GR, Pitzer VE, Sabeti PC, Gabriel S, MacInnis BL, Tewhey R, Adams MD, Park DJ, Lemieux JE, Grubaugh ND.

Cell Rep Med. 2022 Apr 19. 3(4):100583. PMID: 35480627

Multiplexed CRISPR-based microfluidic platform for clinical testing of respiratory viruses and identification of SARS-CoV-2 variants.

Welch NL, Zhu M, Hua C, Weller J, Mirhashemi ME, Nguyen TG, Mantena S, Bauer MR, Shaw BM, Ackerman CM, Thakku SG, Tse MW, Kehe J, Uwera MM, Eversley JS, Bielwaski DA, McGrath G, Braidt J, Johnson J, Cerrato F, Moreno GK, Krasilnikova LA, Petros BA, Gionet GL, King E, Huard RC, Jalbert SK, Cleary ML, Fitzgerald NA, Gabriel SB, Gallagher GR, Smole SC, Madoff LC, Brown CM, Keller MW, Wilson MM, Kirby MK, Barnes JR, Park DJ, Siddle KJ, Happi CT, Hung DT, Springer M, MacInnis BL, Lemieux JE, Rosenberg E, Branda JA, Blainey PC, Sabeti PC, Myhrvold C.

Nat Med. 2022 May. 28(5):1083-1094. PMID: 35130561

Serological Markers of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection.

Siddiqui SM, Bowman KA, Zhu AL, Fischinger S, Beger S, Maron JS, Bartsch YC, Atyeo C, Gorman MJ, Yanis A, Hultquist JF, Lorenzo-Redondo R, Ozer EA, Simons LM, Talj R, Rankin DA, Chapman L, Meade K, Steinhart J, Mullane S, Siebert S, Streeck H, Sabeti P, Halasa N, Musk ER, Barouch DH, Menon AS, Nilles EJ, Lauffenburger DA, Alter G.

mBio. 2022 Jan 25. e0214121. PMID: 35073738


At a small Colorado university, COVID tracking goes high-tech

A collaboration between Colorado Mesa University and the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard has yielded “the most sophisticated system in the country to track outbreaks” of COVID-19, according Pardis Sabeti, a professor of immunology and infectious diseases…