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In focus: Brian Weiner

Brian Weiner appreciates the collaborative nature of the Broad Institute's work environment, having been inspired to pursue science after a collaboration between his high school teachers and a local drug company took him behind the scenes of a research lab. He's now an associate computational biologist at the Broad, where he studies the genome sequences of viruses, combing the deluge of data for clues about how these viruses are evolving. The research that his group is conducting may lead to a better understanding of viral drug resistance and more effective treatments for infections.