Katelyn Messer is a research associate in the Sabeti Lab on the Viral Genomics team. Katelyn is currently investigating metagenomic sequencing approaches, with a strong interest in using these methods to characterize viral populations in different environments.
Before joining the lab, Katelyn was a collaborator and part of the Broad Institute’s SARS-CoV-2 sequencing platform, where she worked to track and characterize emerging variants across New England. Katelyn received a B.S. in Microbiology from University of Massachusetts-Amherst in May of 2020, where she began her journey in genomics, investigating the SOS response and recombination pathways in E.coli as her independent research in the Sandler lab.
Outside of the lab, Katelyn enjoys spending her time hiking, playing with her dogs, joining volleyball leagues and exploring new places.