Brittany Petros

Brittany Petros

Resident Tutor
Pre-Med (MD-PhD), Statistics, Life Sciences
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My name is Brittany, and I can’t wait to meet you all. I graduated from Harvard College in 2018, and returned to Pfoho as a resident tutor with my partner, Chris, and our cat, Cashew (@tinyshew), last year. After graduating, I spent a year in Lisbon, Portugal as a Fulbright Scholar, where I conducted research on food choice and metabolism by analyzing neuronal gene expression data. Currently, I am an MD-PhD candidate in the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, and am excited about pediatrics, genomics, and immune responses to foreign invaders (e.g., SARS-CoV-2) and to self (e.g., autoimmune disease). I conduct my research in the lab of Pardis Sabeti at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard via the Systems, Synthetic, and Quantitative Biology PhD program.

Outside of the lab, you can find me running around Fresh Pond or the Danehy Park track, enjoying coffee and dark chocolate, and trying to convince Chris that a) taking Cashew on a walk or b) giving Cashew a bath is a great idea. Chris and I also really enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking together, so stay tuned for related Pfoho outings.

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