Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Pardis Sabeti has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
A computational geneticist with expertise studying genetic diversity, developing algorithms to detect genetic signatures of natural selection, and carrying out genetic association studies, Sabeti also serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and is a senior associate member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. At Harvard, she has developed novel methods to detect natural selection, and applied them to the entire human genome, finding new evidence of human evolution.
An independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders to shape global, regional, and industry agendas, the World Economic Forum annually recognizes between 100 and 200 people worldwide as Young Global Leaders.
Honorees, all of whom are under 40 years old, are recognized for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society, and potential to contribute to shaping the future. Global leaders serve for five years, and are able to take part in a variety of meetings and forums, including the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.