Daniel Park is a computational biologist in the Infectious Disease Program of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. As a member of the Sabeti Lab, Park studies the evolution of infectious diseases, with special focus on the emergence of drug resistance in the P. falciparum malaria parasite. Park develops and utilizes computational tools to identify adaptations used by the parasite to evade modern drugs and global eradication efforts. Park joined the Broad in 2006, and was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation in 2010. Park earned his Ph.D. in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University in 2013.Select Publications
Park, DJ et al. Sequence-based association and selection scans identify drug resistance loci in the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2012 Aug 7;109(32):13052-7.
Van Tyne, DJ. et al. Identification and functional validation of the novel antimalarial resistance locus PF10_0355 in Plasmodium falciparum. PLoS Genet. 2011 Apr;7(4):e1001383.
Volkman, SK et al. Harnessing genomics and genome biology to understand malaria biology. Nat Rev Genet. 2012 Apr 12;13(5):315-28.
Gire, SK, Goba, A et al. Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus origin and transmission during the 2014 outbreak. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1259657