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.

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January 13, 2021
The #CanJZoology cover features the leafcutter ant Atta cephalotes super major caste.
December 17, 2020
Santa came early!! We home have @berger_lab atta cephalotes colonies!!!! #ants #ant #antman #science #scicomm
December 14, 2020
Many of these amazing researchers are part of the Epigenetics Institute! We Love the collaborative and cross-functional nature of Penn.
November 06, 2020
Interested in learning more about the interactions between metabolism and epigenetics? Check out our perspective written by Gabor Egervari and Karl Glastad in Science Magazine.
October 26, 2020
A lovely video from Being Patient on epigenetics and Alzheimer’s disease with our former post-doc Raffaella Nativio, now at Imperial College in London: Decoding the Epigenetics of Alzheimer’s | Brain Talks | Being Patient Al…
October 15, 2020
A great feature on our post-doc Khoa Tran, co-founder of JKX Comics in the Penn Gazette. Khoa describes his passion project of using comics to help with science education!
October 09, 2020
Cool write-up on our unique project with the Liberty  Science  Center on leaf cutter ants! Another great Berger  Lab collaboration led by Michael  Gilbert, Cristina Brady, and Balint Kacsoh!
September 28, 2020
Online today: our paper demonstrating Sirt1 is downregulated by autophagy in senescence and aging by Caiyue Xu and Lu Wang in @NatureCellBio. Exciting mechanism/potential strategy to promote productive aging.
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.

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