Institute Members

Core Members

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Leadership

Marisa Bartolomei, Ph.D. Perelman Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology; Co-Director of Epigenetics Institute
Shelley L. Berger, Ph.D. Daniel S. Och University Professor Director, Epigenetics Institute Penn Integrated Knowledge Professor (PIK)
Gerd Blobel, M.D., Ph.D. Frank E. Weise III Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director of Epigenetics Institute

Core Faculty

Montserrat Anguera, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Irfan A. Asangani, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, Assistant Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Ben E. Black, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Roberto Bonasio, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Brian C. Capell, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Maya Capelson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Colin Conine, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics
Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D. Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, William Wikoff Smith Professor of Medicine
Benjamin A. Garcia, Ph.D. Presidential Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics; Director of Quantitative Proteomics; John McCrea Dickson M.D. Presidential Professor
Roger Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Cancer Biology; Director of Basic Science, Basser Center for BRCA Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute; J. Samuel Staub, M.D. Professor
Elizabeth Heller, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Eric F. Joyce, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Genetics
Klaus Kaestner, Ph.D., M.S. Thomas and Evelyn Suor Butterworth Professor in Genetics Director, Center of Excellence in Type 1 Diabetes Associate Director, Penn Diabetes Research Center Associate Director, Penn Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases Director, Next Generation Sequencing Center
Rahul Kohli, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry & Biophysics
Erica Korb, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Genetics
Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D. Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases; Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism; Chief of Endocrinology Division, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Mia Levine, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology
Ronen Marmorstein, Ph.D. George W. Raiziss Professor and Vice-Chair, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Arjun Raj, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Bioengineering
Kavitha Sarma, Ph.D. Wistar Institute Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Junwei Shi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, Assistant Investigator of Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Hongjun Song, Ph.D. Perelman Professor of Neuroscience
Golnaz Vahedi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Genetics, Member of Institute for Immunology
Doris Wagner, Ph.D. Robert I. Williams Term Professor of Biology
Liling Wan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology; Assistant Investigator of Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Matthew Weitzman, Ph.D. Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Kathryn E. Wellen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology
Hao Wu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Genetics
Kenneth S. Zaret, Ph.D. Joseph Leidy Professor; Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Genetics

Bioinformatician

Yemin Lan, Ph.D. Bioinformatician

Administration

Sophia Castro-Anderson, MBA Epigenetics Institute Administrator
Giovanna Cruet Student Worker
Samantha Falk Social Media Coordinator