Former Lab Members

Abe Sabbarini

Ibrahim Sabbarini graduated from Washburn University with a B.S. in Biology. He is passionate about research and scientific discovery and was ecstatic when Dr. SaraH Zanders graciously gave him the opportunity to work in her lab with meiotic drivers in fission yeast.  Abe is now a graduate student in the Molecules, Cells, and Organisms program at Harvard University.  You may contact Abe at


Dramatically diverse Schizosaccharomyces pombe wtf meiotic drivers all display high gamete-killing efficiency.
Bravo Nunez MA, Sabbarini IM, Eickbush MT, Liang Y, Lange JJ, Kent AM, Zanders SE. PLoS Genet. 2020;16:e1008350. doi: 1008310.1001371/journal.pgen.1008350.

Atypical meiosis can be adaptive in outcrossed S. pombe due to wtf meiotic drivers.
Bravo Nunez MA, Sabbarini IM, Eide LE, Unckless RL, Zanders SE. eLife. 2020;9:e57936. doi: 57910.57554/eLife.57936.