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 2019We are so excited to announce our former graduate student, Enrique Lin Shiao , has been awarded the Tom Kadesch prize in Genetics! This award recognizes those who go above and beyond- top notch science, leadership and community engagement!A farewell dinner to celebrate two excellent graduate students leaving the lab! Enrique starts a postdoc with the Doudna lab in August and Caiyue defends her thesis in September before taking a job in Boston. Best of luck to these bright scientists!Payel Sen, a postdoctoral fellow from our lab, is the winner of the 2019 Holtzer Prize for her work “Histone Acetyltransferase p300 Induces De Novo Super-Enhancers to Drive Cellular Senescence” published in Molecular Cell. The Holtzer prize, honoring Emeritus Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Howard Holtzer, recognizes outstanding research at the postdoctoral level. Congrats!Congrats to Gabor Egervari on receiving a Brody Family Medical Trust Fund to study brain changes from excessive alcohol consumption.June 2019Check our new collaboration with E. John Wherry at Penn Epigenetics Institute on t-cell exhaustion and the role TOX plays in itOur PI and mentor Dr. Shelley L Berger had the great opportunity to share a little about her career pathway, including challenges and rewards throughout over 20 years!Congratulations to our postdoc, Gabor Egervari, on being selected as a 2019 Brody Fellow for his work on alcohol-related chromatin changes in the brain!
Shelley L. Berger, Ph.D.
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, Ph.D. >