Our lab focuses on mechanisms that regulate gene expression with a special emphasis on how the DNA-packaging structure of chromatin is manipulated during genomic processes. Our findings inform the study of cancer and other diseases, and ultimately drug discovery.
NewsJuly 2018Listen to Dr. Shelley Berger talk about the limitations of what our genes can determineCongratulations to our Ph.D candidate, Enrique Lin Shiao, for winning first prize poster in the first ORDTUPenn symposium!Congrats our newly minted Dr. Riley Graham, who defended his thesis “Epigenetic mechanisms governing behavioral reprogramming in ants”Congrats to postdoc Payel Sen on receiving the Paul F. Glenn award for special contribution to aging research!Check out our former postdoc’s new lab at Mass General CRM and Harvard Med! Postdoc and technician positions available!June 2018Check out our new review on the interaction of epigenetic and metabolic pathways in transcriptional regulationRead more about how our graduate student, Enrique Lin Shiao, was inspired by seeing Costa Rican astronaut Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz in space to pursue a career in science.
Shelley L. Berger, PhD.
Shelley Berger, Ph.D., is the Daniel S. Och University Professor at University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and is a faculty member in the Cell & Developmental Biology Department and the Genetics Department in the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as the Biology Department in the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Berger also serves as Director of the Epigenetics Institute at Penn School of Medicine. Dr. Berger is an elected member of the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for Advancement of Science.Learn more about Shelley L. Berger, PhD. >