Rachel Sealfon was a graduate student from 2011 to 2015. Her research focused on pathogen surveillance where she developed methods to apply comparative genomics approaches to understand viral genomic evolution; analyzing data from cholera, Lassa virus, and Ebola virus outbreaks.
She is now a research scientist in the Genomics Group at the Flatiron Institute, working on applying data integration methods and prediction approaches to study functional genomic data. She also recently has been working on coronavirus genomics-related projects.
“The Sabeti lab provides an exciting environment where innovative approaches are often applied to problems with critical and immediate real-world impact. Given how many critical projects are always going on, I especially appreciated how much time Pardis gave to guide me on my projects and the incredible mentoring and feedback that she provided.”