Elyse Stachler is a research scientist in the Sabeti Lab where she works on developing high-throughput, multiplexed CRISPR-Cas diagnostic technologies. She is passionate about advancing effective tools for infectious disease surveillance and management.
Elyse got her PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh where she developed novel assays for tracking human fecal pollution. After graduating she was a postdoc in the Environmental Microbiology department at Eawag in Zurich, Switzerland where she researched combined treatment of bacteriophages and chemical disinfectants on biofilms of opportunistic pathogens. She moved to Boston in January 2022 to work at a biotech startup, Dermbiont, where she worked in their Molecular Diagnostics department on assay development.
Outside of the lab, she enjoys doing improv, dancing, hiking (living in Switzerland will do that to you), and crocheting while watching the best (or worst) reality TV.