Meet the Director
Shelley Berger has been a leader in epigenetics for over 20 years. She has published over 200 research and review articles, many in top scientific journals. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (2012), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013), the American Association for Advancement of Science (2012), and most recently the National Academy of Sciences (2018). Newspapers, magazines, and network news reports have featured her research, broadening the reach of epigenetics to the general public. Shelley’s commitment to a collaborative environment made up of both established and rising scientists in the field of epigenetics resulted in the creation of the Penn Epigenetics Institute in 2017. Her lab continues to investigate the role of epigenetics in aging, gametogenesis, viral infection, cancer, and animal behavior.