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.


September 2017Undergraduate Catherine Li present her work at PennCURF!We welcome Charly Ryan Good as a new postdoc in our lab from Temple University to work on cancer epigenetics!August 2017Gene-Editing-Induced Changes in Ant Social Communication Cement the Insect’s Utility for Biomedical ResearchCongrats to our former postdoc Dan Bose for receiving the 2017 Kaushal Award!Congrats to our former graduate student Philipp Mews for receiving the 2017 Tom Kadesch Prize.July 2017We welcome Zhen Zhang as a new postdoc in our lab from University of Kansas Medical Center to work on cancer epigenetics!Welcome Lu Wang as a postdoc in our lab joining from the Chinese Academy of Sciences to work on exciting new projects in aging!

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 Program at Penn School of Medicine.

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