Curriculum Vitae

From Latin, literally “Course of Life”

Abbreviated CV

2016-present | Ph.D. in Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2012-2016 | A.B. in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Research Experience
2016-present | Steven Brenner Group, UC Berkeley

2015-2016 | Bonnie Bassler and Ned Wingreen Groups, Princeton University

2015 | Howard Stone Group, Princeton University

2014-2015 | Robert Austin Group, Princeton University

2014 | Eberhard Bodenschatz Group, Max Planck IDS

Awards & Fellowships
2021 | NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow

2020 | Abstract selected for “Reviewer’s Choice” and Poster Talk, ASHG 2020

2019 | Finalist at SVAI hackathon at Invitae

2018 | NSF Graduate Research Fellow

2016 | Molecular Biophysics Training Grant (NIH T32) Fellow

4. McInnes G*, Sharo AG*, Koleske ML*, Brown JEH*, et al. 2020. Opportunities and challenges for interpreting rare variation in clinically important genes. Preprints. doi:10.20944/preprints202011.0599.v1 (* indicates co-first author; accepted for publication to American Journal of Human Genetics)

3. Shieh JT, […], Sharo AG, et al. 2020. Application of Full Genome Analysis to Diagnose Rare Monogenic Disorders. medRxiv. doi:10.1101/2020.10.22.20216531 (accepted for publication to npj Genomic Medicine)

2. Sharo AG, Hu Z, Brenner SE. 2020. StrVCTVRE: A supervised learning method to predict the pathogenicity of human structural variants. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/2020.05.15.097048

1. Yan J, Sharo AG, Stone HA, Wingreen NS, Bassler BL. 2016. Vibrio cholerae biofilm growth program and architecture revealed by single-cell live imaging. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 113: E5337-E5343. doi:10.1073/pnas.1611494113

Major Talks
Sharo AG, Zou Y, Adhikari AN, Brenner SE. ClinVar and HGMD over time: Incidence of misclassified variants across populations highlights strengths of curation databases and importance of population-specific resources. Poster Talk. American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting. Oct 27, 2020. Virtual.

Sharo AG, Brenner SE. StrVCTVRE: A supervised learning method to predict the pathogenicity of structural variants. Platform Presentation. American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting. Oct 19, 2019. Houston, TX.

Teaching Experience
Spring 2021 | Graduate Student Instructor, MCB 102 Biochemistry, UC Berkeley

STEM Outreach
2021 | Organizer, One Health Covid-19 Seminars. Communicated basic science behind the immune system, vaccination, and epidemics to a lay audience. Seminar recordings available at

2016-2020 | Instructor, Steering Committee Member, Bay Area Scientists in Schools. Led monthly science lessons for 5th grade students in Berkeley and Oakland, CA. Taught a lesson on DNA replication that includes isolating banana DNA.

2016-2020 | Co-founder and COO, Physics Unlimited 501(c)(3). Coordinated global high school physics competition held annually. Attracted funders to support our work. Awarded six mini grants of $500 to US high school science teachers to improve remote learning during COVID-19 pandemic.

2017 | Mentor, Be A Scientist Program. Met weekly with six 7th grade students at MLK Jr Middle School in Berkeley, CA. Supported them to design, realize, and analyze results from a science experiment.

2015 | Co-Director, Princeton University Physics Competition. Led annual physics competition with 100+ high school US participants and 800+ global participants. Secured funding from trading firms and Princeton departments.