Jonathan Livny

Jonathan Livny, Ph.D.

Jonathan Livny

Jonathan Livny is a senior research scientist and senior group leader at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he is an institute scientist. There, he co-directs the Microbial Omics Core in the Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program and heads the Technology Core of the Broad’s Genome Center for Infectious Diseases. ​​In these roles, Livny leads efforts to develop and scale methods for generating and interpreting high-throughput sequencing data to better understand, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases. Livny also oversees a production platform he established to make protocols developed by his group and others accessible to the infectious disease research community both within and outside the Broad Institute.

In addition to his work in method development, Livny plays key roles in numerous research projects aimed at unraveling the transcriptional and regulatory pathways that govern microbial pathogenesis and at building a new generation of rapid diagnostics for infectious disease. Moreover, as a pioneer and leader in the field of microbial transcriptomics, Livny provides guidance on experimental design and data analysis to scientists around the world looking to utilize RNA-Seq in their research.

Prior to joining the Broad Institute in 2009, Livny completed his postdoctoral training with Matthew Waldor at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School after earning a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a B.S. in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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October 2023