Stacey Gabriel, PhD, Institute Scientist and Senior Director of the Genomics Platform, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Stacey Gabriel, PhD, senior director of the Genomics Platform at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, led the Broad’s COVID-era pivot to becoming one of the foremost SARS-CoV-2 testing centers in the country (closing in on nine million tests performed as of late January 2021). Realizing this vision in such a short time frame required strong leadership skills, as well as the ability to solve myriad technological, supply chain, IT and clinical workflow challenges. In this webinar, Stacey Gabriel shares her behind-the-scenes perspectives about the keys to her organization’s success.
About the Presenter
Stacey Gabriel is Senior Director of the Genomics Platform at Broad Institute, and has led platform development, execution and operation since the Institute’s founding. She is also Chair of Professional Scientists and serves on the Institute’s Executive Leadership Team.
Gabriel is widely recognized as a leader in genomics technology and project execution. Her early work provided foundational research for the International HapMap Project. She has led the Broad Institute’s contributions to numerous flagship resource generation projects in human genetics including the HapMap, 1000 Genomes Project, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA); National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s TOPMed program. She is Principal Investigator of the Broad Institute All of Us (AoU) Genomics Center, and serves on the AoU Program Steering Committee.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gabriel led the development and execution of Broad's viral diagnostic effort. The lab rapidly became the largest single testing lab in New England and contributes substantially to national testing numbers. For the work she was recognized by the Boston Globe as a “Bostonian of the Year” in 2020.
Dr. Gabriel has directed the Genomics Platform since 2012, and prior to that instantiated the first Broad Institute Platform for Genomic Analysis. Under Gabriel’s guidance, the Genomics Platform operates as one of the largest sequencing centers in the world, and continually explores, validates, optimizes, and implements new technologies, methods, and analysis tools to meet the needs of the Broad community and beyond. Gabriel and the members of her team are committed to pushing the boundaries of the genomic frontier through the application of operational excellence, advanced process design, clinical application and technology development capabilities. She has been recognized by Clarivate Analytics as one of the most highly cited in molecular biology and genetics scientists in the world six years in a row.
Dr. Gabriel received her B.S. in molecular biology from Carnegie Mellon University and Ph.D. in human genetics from Case Western Reserve University.