Cameron Myhrvold is a postdoctoral fellow in the Sabeti Lab. He is developing technologies based on the programmable nuclease Cas13, including technologies for viral detection and destruction.
In 2016, Cameron completed a PhD in Systems Biology at Harvard University. At Harvard, Cameron was jointly advised by Pamela Silver and Peng Yin. He worked at the interface of synthetic biology and nucleic acid nanotechnology, and organized proteins inside of living cells using programmable scaffolds. He also used synthetic structures for applications such as counting cell divisions. In 2011, Cameron received an A.B. from Princeton University, majoring in molecular biology with a certificate in quantitative and computational biology. At Princeton, Cameron studied the evolution of quorum sensing under Bonnie Bassler. Cameron was awarded a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship in 2011 to support his graduate studies. Cameron was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for 2019.