Shirlee Wohl is a graduate student in the Systems Biology program at Harvard University. A member of the Sabeti Lab since June 2014, she is using genomic approaches to study the transmission and evolution of viral pathogens over time. Shirlee is particularly interested in understanding within-host variation in viral samples, and how this information can be used to track disease transmission.
Previously, Shirlee graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. There, she conducted research in the lab of Elizabeth Rhoades, using single-molecule fluorescence techniques to study the dynamics of α-synuclein, a protein associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Shirlee is also involved in science outreach: she has given talks for a variety of scientific audiences and for the general public, often through the Harvard graduate student organization, Science in the News.