Daniel Park, Ph.D.
Daniel J. Park is the group leader for viral computational genomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Under the direction of institute member Pardis Sabeti, Park leads the genomic analysis and development of computational methods for viral projects at the Broad, including work on Ebola, Lassa, and unidentified viral fevers, and directs the implementation of computational pipelines for use both at the Broad and at collaborating research institutions in Africa.
Park earned his Ph.D. in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University in 2013, where he developed and utilized computational tools to identify adaptations in the malarial P. falciparum parasite that allow it to evade modern drugs and global eradication efforts. He has expertise in evolutionary biology, next-generation sequence analysis, software engineering, high throughput computing, education, and communication. Park joined the Broad in 2006, and was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation in 2010.