Rachel Sealfon is a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She is from Brooklyn, New York and attended Hunter College High School. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and received her master’s degree in computer science from MIT. She has won the Computing Research Association Outstanding Female Undergraduate Award, NSF and NDSEG fellowships, and was a Hertz Fellowship finalist. She develops and applies methods to understand microbial genomics and evolution, and is especially interested in exploring how computational approaches can help combat under-studied infectious diseases. She has studied pathogens including P. falciparum, Vibrio cholerae, Lassa virus, and Ebola virus. Outside lab, she especially enjoys cooking, reading, and hiking.
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