Tom Sasani, PhD

I’m a computational biologist using genetic data to better understand health and evolution.


I’m currently a (remote) Staff Research Scientist with Dr. Aaron Quinlan at the University of Utah, where I develop new methods to study the evolution of germline mutation rates and spectra.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Kelley Harris at the University of Washington, I discovered genetic modifiers of the germline mutation rate in mice.

In between my academic roles I was also a Senior Data Scientist at Recursion Pharmaceuticals, where I analyzed data from massive cellular imaging experiments to identify new treatments for human disease.