23 Facts About Pardis Sabeti


Pardis Christine Sabeti is an Iranian American computational biologist, medical geneticist, and evolutionary geneticist.


Pardis Sabeti developed a bioinformatic statistical method which identifies sections of the genome that have been subject to natural selection and an algorithm which explains the effects of genetics on the evolution of disease.


In 2014, Sabeti was part of a team led by Christian Happi, a Cameroonian geneticist, which used advanced genomic sequencing technology to identify a single point of infection from an animal reservoir to a human in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Pardis Sabeti is the lead singer and a writer for the rock band Thousand Days and is the current host of the educational series Against All Odds: Inside Statistics sponsored by Annenberg Learner.


Pardis Sabeti's show is included in many high school statistics curriculums, including the Research Statistics 1 and 2 Course at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.


Pardis Sabeti was born in 1975 in Tehran, Iran, to Nasrin and Parviz Pardis Sabeti.


Pardis Sabeti had a sister, Parisa, who was 2 years older.


Pardis Sabeti's family fled Iran in October 1978, shortly before the Iranian Revolution, when Sabeti was two years old, and found sanctuary in Florida.


Pardis Sabeti is an annual participant in the Distinguished Lecture Series at the acclaimed Research Science Institute at MIT for high school students.


Pardis Sabeti's tests, extended haplotype homozygosity, the long-range haplotype test, and cross population extended haplotype homozygosity, are designed to detect advantageous mutations whose frequency in human populations has risen rapidly over the last 10,000 years.


Pardis Sabeti created a series of videos with the goal of explaining statistics to high school and college students.


Pardis Sabeti has via her collaboration with Michael Mitzenmacher an Erdos number of 3.


In February 2021 Pardis Sabeti co-authored a paper in Nature Communications on how a certain level of COVID-19 anti-bodies may provide lasting protection against the virus.


In September 2021, Pardis Sabeti joined the YouTube channel Crash Course to host its series on Outbreak Science.


Pardis Sabeti was the 2012 recipient of Smithsonian magazine's American Ingenuity Award in the Natural Sciences category.


Pardis Sabeti is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.


In 2015, Pardis Sabeti was selected for the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator award.


Pardis Sabeti has received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, a Packard Foundation award in Science and Engineering, and an NIH Director's New Innovator Award, and a L'Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship.


Pardis Sabeti was on the list of the BBC's 100 Women announced on 23 November 2020.


Pardis Sabeti is the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Thousand Days.


On July 17,2015, Pardis Sabeti suffered a near-fatal accident at a conference in Montana.


Pardis Sabeti was a passenger in an ATV that went over a cliff, and catapulted onto boulders.


Pardis Sabeti shattered her pelvis and knees, and sustained a brain injury.