Shirlee Wohl was a graduate student in the Sabeti lab from 2014 to 2018. Her research focused on using genomic methods to understand and respond to viral outbreaks. She was particularly interested in understanding viral transmission within and between hosts. She had the opportunity to contribute to incredible team-driven collaborations in response to Ebola, Zika, and Mumps virus outbreaks and helped drive forward projects that enabled us to understand transmission of these pressing viral threats.
Shirlee is currently a postdoctoral fellow with Justin Lessler in the Infectious Disease Dynamics group at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She focuses on integrating genomic and epidemiological methods to understand pathogen outbreaks, including cholera and SARS-CoV-2.
“Working in the Sabeti lab was an amazing opportunity to be surrounded by individuals who are passionate, highly motivated, and incredibly supportive all at once.”