The NIH has selected Penn Medicine as one of 25 award recipients across 30 sites in the United States to serve as Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) investigators, with Hao Wu serving as Principal Investigator. Congratulations Hao!
Liling Wan was recently awarded an NIH DP2 New Innovator Award for her work titled Illuminating Transcriptional Condensates Using an Integrated Approach. You can learn more here. Congratulations Liling!
Jennifer Phillips-Cremins was recently awarded an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for her work titled From 3D Genomes to Neural Connectomes: Higher-Order Chromatin Mechanisms Encoding Long-Term Memory. You can read more here. Congratulations Jenn!
Phillip Wulfridge (post doc in the Sarma lab, grant co-mentored by M. Bartolomei) was recently awarded an NRSA F32 fellowship to study epigenetic mechanisms of ATRX in genome regulation. Congratulations Phillip!
Emily Pickup has joined Jennifer Phillips-Cremins’s lab as a Neuroscience graduate student. Welcome Emily!
Ashley Karnay (CAMB graduate student in the Jain lab) was recently awarded an F31 for her proposal entitled “Deciphering the Molecular Orchestrators of Heterochromatin-Lamina Interactions at the Nuclear Periphery.” Her proposal was co-sponsored by Rajan Jain and Arjun Raj. Congratulations Ashley!
Congratulations to Harshini Chandrashekar (Bioengineering graduate student) from the Phillips-Cremins lab for passing her qualifying exam!