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.
NewsJanuary 2019A very hearty welcome to our newest faculty member, Dr. Erica Korb! Dr. Korb is interested in epigenetic regulation in the brain, with a specific focus on chromatin.Shelley Berger and a member of the MPI-IE SAB are featured in a brand new documentary on “Decoding Life: The Epigenetics Revolution“Dr. Shelley Berger is launching a new early-stage drug discovery and development company aiming to help those suffering from PTSDDecember 2018Check out our graduate student Enrique talking about his project to advance Latin Americans in science!Big shout out to Penn Future Women in Health for hosting Shelley Berger last week to discuss not just epigenetics and her research background but also gender equality and combating discrimination in the sciences!Our Ant Team on an expedition for 🐜 🐜 🐜November 2018We welcome MD-PhD student Daniel Xu as a new graduate student in the lab!
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. >