Faculty Grants Posts

Dr. Elizabeth Heller was recently awarded a research grant award from the SynGAP Research Fund to support her lab’s work in epigenetic regulation of SynGAP1-related intellectual disability. With the SynGAP…

November 10, 2020

Elizabeth Heller has received U18 funding from the NIH -NIDA Step Up for Substance Use Disorders (SUD): A Drug Target Initiative for Scientists Engaged in Fundamental Research, to study Nr4a1…

October 27, 2020

Golnaz Vahedi has received U01 funding from the NIH to study transcriptomic and epigenomic of T cells in type 1 diabetes. Penn faculty John Wherry is a co-PI on this…

September 2, 2020

Golnaz Vahedi is the recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund for 2020 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease. Congratulations!

The Cremins lab receives funding through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for a Neurodegenerative Disease Pairs collaboration with Dr. Kristen Brennand. Congratulations!

August 4, 2020

Brian Capell has received an R01 from NIH for his proposal entitled “Epigenetic Enhancer Control in Maintaining Homeostasis and Preventing Carcinogenesis in the Epidermis.” Congratulations!

July 6, 2020

Liling Wan is the recipient of a New Investigator Award from the Leukemia Research Foundation. Read more here – congratulations!

June 12, 2020

Doris Wagner recently received an NSF Plant Genome Research Program Grant to examine whether there are different modes of Polycomb recruitment in plants with small as opposed to large genomes….

Irfan Asangani received an NIH R01 grant for research on the Role of MED1 in the AR-dependent transcription in advanced prostate cancer. Congratulations!

April 30, 2020

Golnaz Vahedi, along with Jorge Henao-Meija and Sarah Henrickson, received a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for their proposal “Understanding Inflammation’s Role in Childhood Obesity.” Read more here. Congratulations!