Zoë Levine is an MD-PhD candidate in the Pathways track at Harvard Medical School and the Biological and Biomedical Sciences graduate program. In the Sabeti Lab, Zoë employs multiplexed sequencing techniques for detection and characterization of clinical infections. Zoë is broadly interested in pairing microbial sequencing with clinical data to better understand what microbes are causing human disease, yet going undetected with standard clinical diagnostic infrastructure.
Zoë studied Biology at the University of Chicago, where she graduated with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Zoë completed her undergraduate thesis in Dr. John Alverdy’s lab, where she investigated the role of collagenase-producing gut bacteria in post-surgical healing. After graduating, Zoë worked with Dr. Tom Wellems at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research (NIAID). Zoë leveraged cell sorting and high resolution microscopy to characterize artemisinin-induced dormancy phenotypes in Plasmodium.
When not in the lab, Zoë loves to bake, take and develop film photographs, and travel.