Leah is a research associate in the Sabeti Lab investigating how viral antigens evade the immune system.
Leah graduated from Brandeis University in 2019 with a B.S. in Biology and Health, Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP). There, she conducted honors research in the Lovett Lab which specializes in DNA damage and repair. Leah specifically evaluated the quasi-palindrome (QP) template switch (TS) mutation avoidance mechanism during DNA synthesis to avoid DNA damage in the model organism of S. cerevisiae.
Outside of lab, you can find Leah on a volleyball court, curled up with a good book, or cooking Mexican food.