Sarah Winnicki was a Research Associate and Research Operations Manager from 2011 to 2019. She managed viral Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) projects and diagnostic development for Zika, Rabies, Ebola and Lassa viruses. She directly managed research associates working on these projects as well as general lab operations. She also led the implementation of viral NGS technology to 3 sites in West Africa and developed NGS training programs for our collaborators both locally and abroad.
Currently, Sarah is a Senior Project Manager in the Genomics Platform (GP) dedicated to Count Me In (CMI) projects. CMI is a nonprofit organization that’s pursuing a new approach to cancer research–bringing patients and researchers together as partners to accelerate discoveries. CMI empowers individuals living with cancer to contribute to breakthroughs and increase the pace of biomedical research, no matter where they live. In this role, she serves as a liaison between GP and CMI to help improve workflows between the groups. She also manages sample submissions from CMI to GP for somatic genomic services. In spring of 2020, Sarah supported the launch of TestBoston, a project aimed to enroll participants in a COVID diagnostics study to monitor COVID-19 infection rates in the Boston area and gain a better understanding of the community spread.
“Working in the Sabeti lab was a critical part of my career growth. It provided opportunities for engaging in many projects related to viral sequencing and genomics, both domestic and abroad. I am so grateful to have been able to be a part of the Sabeti lab!”