Sarah Slack was a research associate working with the SARS-CoV-2 sequencing team, specifically supporting analysis of technology-development experiments. At the same time, Sarah assisted with lab communications, including running the lab Instagram page and coordinating the holiday card team. Previously, she worked with the Cas13 team on the development of CRISPR-based therapies for RNA viruses.
Prior to joining the lab, Sarah completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington with a major in Bioengineering and a minor in Portuguese Language and Luso-Brazilian Studies. During her time there, she conducted research in the Woodrow Lab, primarily working to develop a nanoparticle platform for HIV cure.
When she wasn’t in the lab, Sarah enjoyed exploring everything from the cocktail bars in Cambridge to the mountain ranges of the Northeast with her fellow RAs.