Kristian Andersen is a postdoctoral associate in the Infectious Disease Program of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. As a member of the Sabeti Lab, Andersen studies the evolution of viruses through infection and transmission between hosts. Through this understanding, Andersen hopes to learn how these evolutionary changes can lead to immune escape. Andersen earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Cambridge. Andersen joined the Broad Institute in 2009.Select Publications
Andersen KG et al. Genome-wide scans provide evidence for positive selection of genes implicated in Lassa fever. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012 Mar 19;367(1590):868-77.
Andersen KG et al. Specific immunosuppression with inducible Foxp3-transduced polyclonal T cells. PLoS Biol. 2008 Nov 11;6(11):e276.
Grossman SR et al. Identifying recent adaptations in large-scale genomic data. Cell. 2013 Feb 14;152(4):703-13.
Gire, SK, Goba, A et al. Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus origin and transmission during the 2014 outbreak. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1259657