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.

Meet Our Team

May 27, 2020
Congratulations to our lab’s newest PhD Candidate Parisa Samareh for passing her prelim exam!!!
May 01, 2020
Congratulations to our postdoc, Sadaf Amin, on receiving a Bright Focus Foundation Alzheimer’s Disease Research postdoctoral fellowship award!
April 28, 2020
Congrats to grad student, Michael Gilbert, for rocking his candidacy exam!! We look forward to celebrating all your hard work soon!!
April 22, 2020
Congratulations to post-doc, Balint Kacsoh, for winning the 2020 Larry Sandler Memorial award at TAGC2020 for his dissertation work!! Great job Balint!!!
April 10, 2020
Another great Berger Lab Virtual #HappyHour! What a great lab we have. And backgrounds from @parksandrecnbc and @godsmack! #lablife #science
April 09, 2020
Wonderful seminar today featuring Epi Faculty Member Colin Conine and our amazing Postdoc Lacey Luense!
April 05, 2020
Our former grad student Enrique Lin Shiao has been busy setting up a pop-up #covid19 diagnostic lab at @doudna_lab @igisci @cal . Great work Enrique!
March 13, 2020
A fun time lapse we took of our #leafcutter #ants with the gardener and chewer castes visible here, placing a new leaf into the fungus garden. #ant #antman #science #ScienceTwitter #sciencecommunication #scicomm #FridayThe13th #sciencefriday #scifri #selfisolating
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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