Welcome to the Penn Epigenetics Institute

Distinguished Seminar Series

Events

Monday, April 1, 2019 – 12 PM

BRB Gaulton Auditorium

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Epigenetics Institute Seminar Series

Events

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 4:00 PM

9-146 Smilow Center

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Research

Metaphase chromosome spread stained with anti-Cenp-A.

Ben Black Lab Learn More

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Research

Traces of telomere movement in response to DNA double-strand breaks

Roger Greenberg Lab Learn More

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Penn Epigenetics Institute

The goal of the Penn Epigenetics Institute is to advance basic and applied research in chromatin biology and epigenetics, building on current interest both in mechanisms underlying epigenetic regulation, and in unraveling genome-wide chromatin patterns, commonly known as epigenomes. While genetic approaches to altering cell and tissue function involve direct perturbation of the genome, epigenetic approaches involve the use of small molecules to modulate enzymes and chromatin binding proteins and thus provides a novel approach for developing therapies and diagnostics to improve human health. The Epigenetics Institute encourages collaborations between basic and clinical research in epigenetics. Common diseases, such as cancer and metabolic syndromes, as well as brain and memory function, are established and disrupted by these pathways. The Epigenetics Institute offers monthly research meetings, sponsors seminars, organizes annual symposia and retreats, recruits and mentors faculty, galvanizes large group projects leading to new research grant opportunities, establishes technology cores, among other long-term projects. The Epigenetics Institute currently encompasses a Core Group of 30 faculty members, and participation of more than 60 laboratories from the Philadelphia area, including Penn, CHOP, Wistar, Jefferson, Fox Chase, Drexel and Temple.

Featured Lab

Learn a little about the inner workings of our labs at the Penn Epigenetics Institute one month at a time, including photos and posts from lab members.

News

February 13, 2019

Black Lab Blog Post #1 – Praveen Kumar Allu

I’m Praveen, a post-doctoral fellow in the Black lab at the University of Pennsylvania. My…

February 12, 2019

ANGUERA LAB

Upcoming thesis defense – Cell and Molecular Biology graduate student Camille Syrett will be defending…

February 05, 2019

Featured Lab: Black Lab

Stay tuned for our first blog entry coming next week!

January 22, 2019

VAHEDI LAB

Congratulations to Golnaz Vahedi and her lab for receiving an R01 grant from NIH NHLBI…

December 10, 2018

BERGER LAB

Big shout out to Penn Future Women in Health for hosting Shelley Berger last week…

November 26, 2018

CAPELL LAB

Received a $50,000 Developmental Research Award from the Penn-Wistar Skin Cancer SPORE, for work Defining and…

November 25, 2018

GREENBERG LAB

Mischa Li successfully defended her dissertation, entitled, TIP60-dependent histone acetylation promotes DNA repair by homologous recombination.

October 02, 2018

BERGER/GARCIA LABS

Mariel Mendoza (joint advised by Shelley Berger and Ben Garcia) has been awarded an NIH…

October 02, 2018

BARTOLOMEI LAB

Lisa Vrooman (postdoctoral fellow in the Bartolomei lab) was awarded best short talk at the…

October 02, 2018

BARTOLOMEI LAB

Aimee Juan (a combined degree student in the Bartolomei lab) was awarded an F31 from…

Publication Highlights

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