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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December 16, 2019
Interested in why ants are a great model to study epigenetics? This story in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology describes the history of the lab’s ant research and the importance of great collaborators!
December 04, 2019
Our inaugural berger lab retreat was a success!
December 04, 2019
The 1st Annual Berger Lab Retreat begins! Talking science, planning projects, and drinking beer.
November 21, 2019
Start your day off right by listening to the most recent Epigenetics Podcast episode which was recorded at the EMBL Events featuring keynote speaker, Shelley Berger, talking about her work on epigenetics, aging and ants.
November 13, 2019
Check out our recent paper in Molecular Cell showing the importance of the epigenetic regulator CoREST in regulating any castes! Fantastic work from our talented postdoc Karl Glastad, the ant wrangler.
November 07, 2019
Shelley Berger discussing the lab’s recent findings on alcohol metabolites on FOX29 Philly this morning!
November 06, 2019
Drinking beer and playing games at Dock Street Beer!
November 01, 2019
Our lab is currently working to better understand how the brain can become addicted to alcohol.
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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