May 17, 2021
Our speckles paper led by Kate Alexander is now in print! We think it’s specktacular!
April 19, 2021
Congrats to our graduate student Michael Gilbert for receiving a fellowship from NIA to study the proteomic landscape that defines social behavior in Camponotus floridanus! Also co-mentored by Ben Garcia.
April 05, 2021
Excited to share our research highlighting a new role for the transcription factor p53 in re-locating its target genes within the nucleus in relation to nuclear speckles, phase-separated nuclear bodies, that boost gene expression of select target genes.
April 05, 2021
Mysterious “nuclear speckle” structures inside cells enhance gene activity and may help block cancers:
April 05, 2021
This work was led by post-doc Kate Alexander, who had a spectacular time working on this project! A huge thank you to our wonderful collaborators: Arjun Raj, Andrew Belmont, Eric Joyce, and Shawn Little.
March 31, 2021
Congratulations to Shelley L. Berger, Ph.D., and M. Celeste Simon, Ph.D., for being named 2021 fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research, recognized for their contributions that have propelled innovation and progress against cancer.
March 23, 2021
Congratulations to our postdoc Paula Agudelo Garcia for receiving an NRSA F32 Fellowship to study how metabolism regulates the epigenetic landscape in T cell exhaustion! A very exciting grant co-mentored by John Wherry.
March 12, 2021
Our postdoc Lacey Luense wrote a preview for this month’s Cell Host and Microbe on recent work by Deborah Bourchis and colleagues on m6A methylation of ERVKs. Also, check out the latest genre-bending artwork from our postdoc Karl Glastad.
March 10, 2021
We are excited to introduce our newest postdoc Naemeh Pourshafie coming from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! Naemeh plans to study neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and senescence. Welcome, Naemeh!
March 02, 2021
We are excited to introduce our newest postdoc Ruofan Yu joining us from Baylor College of Medicine! Ruofan will be working on the epigenetic mechanisms of aging. Welcome to Philly Ruofan!
February 24, 2021
Check out the Kickstarter for Gaining STEAM!, the 1st book from @jkxcomics, cofounded by our postdoc Khoa Tran. Not only can you get a copy via Kickstarter, but you can also help it be distributed to students! This is a great way to support schools and artists who make sci accessible!
February 12, 2021
Congrats to Gabor Egervari for receiving a K99/R00 transition award from National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He is excited to continue studying the epigenetic-metabolic aspects of AUD and early developmental alcohol exposure.
January 26, 2021
We are excited about the Penn Epigenetics Institute Podcast launch, co-hosted by Janice Reynaga and our own Balint Kacsoh.
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