Sarah J. Spencer, Ph.D.

Year of Graduation: 



Prof. Eric Alm

Current Position: 

Computational Biology Scientist at CRISPR Therapeutics

Doctoral Thesis Title: Linking Sequence to Function in Microbial Genomics


Publications while at MIT:

1. Surveys, simulation and single-cell assays relate function and phylogeny in a lake ecosystem.

Preheim SP, Olesen SW, Spencer SJ, Materna A, Varadharajan C, Blackburn M, Friedman J, Rodríguez J, Hemond H, Alm EJ.

Nat Microbiol. 2016 Aug 15;1(9):16130. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.130. PMID:27562262


2. Massively parallel sequencing of single cells by epicPCR links functional genes with phylogenetic markers.

Spencer SJ, Tamminen MV, Preheim SP, Guo MT, Briggs AW, Brito IL, A Weitz D, Pitkänen LK, Vigneault F, Juhani Virta MP, Alm EJ.

ISME J. 2016 Feb;10(2):427-36. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.124. Epub 2015 Sep 22.PMID:26394010 Free PMC Article


3. SAMNet: a network-based approach to integrate multi-dimensional high throughput datasets.

Gosline SJ, Spencer SJ, Ursu O, Fraenkel E.

Integr Biol (Camb). 2012 Nov;4(11):1415-27. doi: 10.1039/c2ib20072d. PMID:23060147 Free PMC Article