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Awards

  • 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…

    - October 27, 2020
  • Hongjun Song has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Congratulations Hongjun!

    - October 27, 2020
  • Roberto Bonasio is a recipient of the 2020 Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award for his outstanding research in the field of epigenetics. Congratulations Roberto!

    - October 27, 2020
  • Ben Garcia has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Ben Garcia has been selected to receive the HUPO Discovery in Proteomics Science Award. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Mia Levine and Mike Lampson have received an R21 award from NIH/NICHD, titled “Evolutionary innovation to preserve zygotic genome integrity.” Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Golnaz Vahedi is the recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund for 2020 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Erica Korb is the recipient of a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • The Cremins lab receives funding through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for a Neurodegenerative Disease Pairs collaboration with Dr. Kristen Brennand. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 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!

    - August 04, 2020
  • Jessica Li, a graduate student in MSTP/CAMB, has joined the Raj lab. Welcome!

    - July 31, 2020
  • Liling Wan is the recipient of a New Investigator Award from the Leukemia Research Foundation. Read more here – congratulations!

    - July 06, 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….

    - June 12, 2020
  • Irfan Asangani received an NIH R01 grant for research on the Role of MED1 in the AR-dependent transcription in advanced prostate cancer. Congratulations!

    - June 09, 2020
  • Irfan Asanagi received an award from the Sarcoma Foundation of America for the proposal “EWS-FLI1 triggered opportunistic de novo enhancer assembly activates potential cellular therapy targets in Ewing Sarcoma.” Congratulations!

    - June 09, 2020
  • Congratulations to Roberto Bonasio on his promotion to tenure!

    - May 20, 2020
  • Congratulations to Rahul Kohli on his promotion to tenure!

    - May 01, 2020
  • Congratulations to Jenn Phillips-Cremins on her promotion to tenure!

    - May 01, 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!

    - April 30, 2020
  • We are pleased to announce that Jenn Phillips-Cremins is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award for her work on engineering genome topology to attenuate pathologic short tandem repeat instability….

    - April 30, 2020
  • Congratulations to the Sarma lab for receiving a grant from the Simons Foundation for Autism Research!

    - February 20, 2020
  • Congratulations to the Sarma lab for receiving a grant from the Margaret Q Landenberger Research Foundation!

    - February 20, 2020
  • Congratulations to the Sarma lab for receiving a grant from the WW Smith Charitable Trust!

    - February 03, 2020
  • Listen to Shelley Berger talk about the epigenetic mechanisms of aging and longevity on this podcast recorded at the recent EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Metabolism Meets Epigenetics

    - December 06, 2019
  • Congratulations to the Wellen, Asangani, and Marmorstein labs for being awarded an AFCRI Discovery Pilot Grant for a collaborative project called “Probing the metabolism-epigenetics link as a therapeutic target in…

    - November 04, 2019
  • Montserrat Anguera has received a grant from the Lupus Research Alliance for her proposal “Targeting the inactive X for correcting dosage imbalances in lupus.” Congratulations Montserrat!

    - October 07, 2019
  • Roger Greenberg has been named the Director of the newly established Penn Center for Genome Integrity (PCGI). Co-Directors are Ben Black and Matt Weitzman and the Institute includes leadership team…

    - October 07, 2019
  • Brian Capell was awarded a grant from the Penn Abramson Cancer Center Head and Neck Cancer Center. Congratulations Brian!

    - October 07, 2019
  • The collaboration between the Vahedi lab and Dr. Joe Fraietta was funded by the Abramson Cancer Center and Institute for Biomedical Informatics for the application titled “Single-cell mapping of the…

    - September 03, 2019
  • Congratulations to Doris Wagner for receiving a grant from the NSF to study a putative PRC2 accessory protein with roles in stress response!

    - August 26, 2019
  • The Sarma lab was recently funded by the Basser Center for BRCA to investigate R-loop dynamics as an indicator of cancer vulnerability in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutant cancers. Congratulations!

    - August 14, 2019
  • The Capell lab recently received a $50,000 pilot grant from the NIEHS Penn Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) to investigate the Role of Epigenetics and Enhancers in Ultraviolet…

    - August 13, 2019
  • The Cremins and Raj labs, along with Casey Brown in the Department of Genetics, are recipients of the 2019 National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research Innovation (EFRI) grant in…

    - August 12, 2019
  • Erica Korb received the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience, awarded to young investigators. Congratulations Erica!

    - July 15, 2019
  • Roger Greenberg received a Gray Foundation Team Science Award. Congratulations!

    - May 20, 2019
  • Congratulations to Montserrat Anguera for being promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!

    - May 08, 2019
  • Roger Greenberg has been named the J. Samuel Staub, MD Endowed Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine. The Professorship is awarded to a nationally prominent educator and physician, focusing…

    - April 09, 2019
  • Congratulations to Doris Wagner for being named a 2019 Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists! The award is granted in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant…

    - March 25, 2019
  • Congratulations to Brian Capell and his lab for being awarded the Dermatology Foundation’s Stiefel Award for Skin Cancer!

    - March 12, 2019
  • Roger Greenberg named co-Chair and Keynote Speaker, NCI Workshop on the BRCA phenotype and human cancer.

    - October 02, 2018
  • Congratulations to Roger Greenberg on receiving this year’s Stanley N. Cohen Biomedical Research Award!

    - September 12, 2018
  • Eric Joyce awarded an R35 MIRA grant, entitled Regulation of chromatin folding in space and time.

    - July 24, 2018
  • Brian Capell received a Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award, ‘Defining the role of epigenetic enhancer dysfunction in epithelial carcinogenesis.’ Press release found here.

    - July 06, 2018
  • Jennifer Cremins has been awarded a Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant on ‘Elucidating the role for 3D genome topology disruption in trinucleotide repeat expansion disorders’.

    - June 26, 2018
  • Montserrat Anguera was awarded an R01 from NIAID, “Gene regulation from the inactive X in activated B cells”

    - June 19, 2018
  • Montserrat Anguera awarded a 2018 Department of Defense Lupus Research Program Grant.

    - May 29, 2018
  • Ben Garcia has been awarded the Biemann Medal by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry – one of the highest honors that the society awards, given in recognition of significant…

    - May 14, 2018
  • Congratulations to our Epigenetics Institute Leader, Shelley Berger, for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences! Read more here.

    - May 01, 2018
  • Congratulations to Brian Capell for being awarded the Young Physician Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation in Chicago!

    - April 21, 2018
  • Brian Capell has been awarded the Basic/Translational Research Award.   Read More. 

    - March 15, 2018
  • Brian Capell, M.D., Ph.D. received the 2018 Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Dermatology, for his project ‘How Disrupted Epigenetics Drives Carcinogenesis.’  

    - February 26, 2018
  • Congrats to Roger Greenberg, M.D, Ph.D. for his election to the National Academy of Physicians.

    - February 26, 2018
  • Understanding and Exploiting the Heterogeneity of Cell Intrinsic and Extrinsic Responses to DNA Damage in BRCA Mutant Cancer Cells V Foundation Convergence Team Science Award Susan Domchek, Ronny Drapkin, Andy…

    - January 16, 2018
  • Calling him “an outstanding, pioneering investigator,” the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has honored Jonathan Epstein of the Perelman School of Medicine with an Outstanding Investigator Award. The prize…

    - January 03, 2018
  • Awarded a Pilot and Feasibility Grant from the NIH P30-funded Penn Skin Biology and Disease Resource-based Center (SBDRC), “Understanding the role of KMT2D and KMT2C in epithelial differentiation and carcinogenesis”.

    - December 08, 2017
  • Mia Levine awarded the NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) (R35), “Causes and functional consequences of chromatin evolution.”

    - October 20, 2017
  • Arjun Raj awarded a Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Human Cell Atlas Grant, “Accelerating tools and technologies for imaging approaches to perform spatial genomics on intact tissues” Learn More

    - October 20, 2017
  • Hao Wu of the Perelman School of Medicine has received the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health. With this grant, the Wu lab aims to study the…

    - October 09, 2017
  • Kavitha Sarma, Ph.D. NIH awarded the Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2) for her research on “Epigenetic regulation through the formation and resolution of R loops.” Learn More

    - October 05, 2017
  • Marisa Bartolomei and Rebecca Simmons Awarded R01! Project Title: Preconception phthalate exposure and offspring outcomes  Grant Type: R01 Sponsor: NIEHS (r01es028206) Dates: 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2022

    - September 12, 2017
  • Marisa Bartolomei Awarded R01! Project Title: Long-term physiological and behavioral outcomes, epigenetic profiles and multigenerational phenotypes in a mouse art model Grant Type: R01 Sponsor: NICHD (r01hd092266) Dates: 8/15/2017 to…

    - September 12, 2017
  • Maya Capelson Awarded R01! Project Title: Nuclear Pore Complexes As Scaffolds For Genome Architecture And Epigenetic Maintenance Grant Type: R01 Sponsor: NIGMS/NIH Dates: 09/2017-08/2022

    - September 12, 2017
  • Congrats to Mia Levine for receiving the Allan Wilson Junior Award for Independent Research. Learn More.

    - September 11, 2017
  • Congratulations to Elizabeth Heller for receiving the NIDA Avenir Award (DP1DA044250), Chromatin-mediated alternative splicing in reward pathophysiology

    - July 27, 2017
  • Congrats to Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D, Ph.D. for his election to the National Academy of Sciences Learn More.

    - May 26, 2017
  • Ben Garcia has been elected to represent the Human Proteome Organization governing council (Western Region rep.) from January 2017 to December 2019 Learn More.

    - May 26, 2017
  • Stand Up To Cancer Awards $1 Million to Four Research Teams Through Phillip A. Sharp Awards Awards Advance “Innovation in Collaboration” Among Scientists NEW YORK, April 24, 2017– Stand Up…

    - April 24, 2017
  • Marisa Bartolomei, Ph.D. was awarded the 2017 Genetics Society Medal from the British Society for Developmental Biology Learn More.

    - April 11, 2017
  • Congratulations to Dr. Shelley Berger for being the 2016 recipient of the Stanley N. Cohen Biomedical Research Award AND the Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs Distinguished Mentor Award!

    - October 10, 2016
  • Grants

  • 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…

    - October 27, 2020
  • Golnaz Vahedi is the recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund for 2020 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • The Cremins lab receives funding through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for a Neurodegenerative Disease Pairs collaboration with Dr. Kristen Brennand. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 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!

    - August 04, 2020
  • Liling Wan is the recipient of a New Investigator Award from the Leukemia Research Foundation. Read more here – congratulations!

    - July 06, 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….

    - June 12, 2020
  • Irfan Asangani received an NIH R01 grant for research on the Role of MED1 in the AR-dependent transcription in advanced prostate cancer. Congratulations!

    - June 09, 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!

    - April 30, 2020
  • Congratulations to the Sarma lab for receiving a grant from the Simons Foundation for Autism Research!

    - February 20, 2020
  • Congratulations to the Sarma lab for receiving a grant from the Margaret Q Landenberger Research Foundation!

    - February 20, 2020
  • Congratulations to the Sarma lab for receiving a grant from the WW Smith Charitable Trust!

    - February 03, 2020
  • Congratulations to the Wellen, Asangani, and Marmorstein labs for being awarded an AFCRI Discovery Pilot Grant for a collaborative project called “Probing the metabolism-epigenetics link as a therapeutic target in…

    - November 04, 2019
  • Montserrat Anguera has received a grant from the Lupus Research Alliance for her proposal “Targeting the inactive X for correcting dosage imbalances in lupus.” Congratulations Montserrat!

    - October 07, 2019
  • Brian Capell was awarded a grant from the Penn Abramson Cancer Center Head and Neck Cancer Center. Congratulations Brian!

    - October 07, 2019
  • The collaboration between the Vahedi lab and Dr. Joe Fraietta was funded by the Abramson Cancer Center and Institute for Biomedical Informatics for the application titled “Single-cell mapping of the…

    - September 03, 2019
  • Congratulations to Doris Wagner for receiving a grant from the NSF to study a putative PRC2 accessory protein with roles in stress response!

    - August 26, 2019
  • The Sarma lab was recently funded by the Basser Center for BRCA to investigate R-loop dynamics as an indicator of cancer vulnerability in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutant cancers. Congratulations!

    - August 14, 2019
  • The Capell lab recently received a $50,000 pilot grant from the NIEHS Penn Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) to investigate the Role of Epigenetics and Enhancers in Ultraviolet…

    - August 13, 2019
  • The Cremins and Raj labs, along with Casey Brown in the Department of Genetics, are recipients of the 2019 National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research Innovation (EFRI) grant in…

    - August 12, 2019
  • Roger Greenberg received a Gray Foundation Team Science Award. Congratulations!

    - May 20, 2019
  • Montserrat Anguera was awarded an R01 from NIAID, “Gene regulation from the inactive X in activated B cells”

    - June 19, 2018
  • Montserrat Anguera awarded a 2018 Department of Defense Lupus Research Program Grant.

    - May 29, 2018
  • Awarded a Pilot and Feasibility Grant from the NIH P30-funded Penn Skin Biology and Disease Resource-based Center (SBDRC), “Understanding the role of KMT2D and KMT2C in epithelial differentiation and carcinogenesis”.

    - December 08, 2017
  • Mia Levine awarded the NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) (R35), “Causes and functional consequences of chromatin evolution.”

    - October 20, 2017
  • Arjun Raj awarded a Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Human Cell Atlas Grant, “Accelerating tools and technologies for imaging approaches to perform spatial genomics on intact tissues” Learn More

    - October 20, 2017
  • Hao Wu of the Perelman School of Medicine has received the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health. With this grant, the Wu lab aims to study the…

    - October 09, 2017
  • Kavitha Sarma, Ph.D. NIH awarded the Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2) for her research on “Epigenetic regulation through the formation and resolution of R loops.” Learn More

    - October 05, 2017
  • Marisa Bartolomei and Rebecca Simmons Awarded R01! Project Title: Preconception phthalate exposure and offspring outcomes  Grant Type: R01 Sponsor: NIEHS (r01es028206) Dates: 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2022

    - September 12, 2017
  • Marisa Bartolomei Awarded R01! Project Title: Long-term physiological and behavioral outcomes, epigenetic profiles and multigenerational phenotypes in a mouse art model Grant Type: R01 Sponsor: NICHD (r01hd092266) Dates: 8/15/2017 to…

    - September 12, 2017
  • Maya Capelson Awarded R01! Project Title: Nuclear Pore Complexes As Scaffolds For Genome Architecture And Epigenetic Maintenance Grant Type: R01 Sponsor: NIGMS/NIH Dates: 09/2017-08/2022

    - September 12, 2017
  • Congratulations to Elizabeth Heller for receiving the NIDA Avenir Award (DP1DA044250), Chromatin-mediated alternative splicing in reward pathophysiology

    - July 27, 2017
  • Stand Up To Cancer Awards $1 Million to Four Research Teams Through Phillip A. Sharp Awards Awards Advance “Innovation in Collaboration” Among Scientists NEW YORK, April 24, 2017– Stand Up…

    - April 24, 2017
  • Honors

  • Neha Srikumar was awarded a graduate fellowship slot on the NIH T32 Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics training grant. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Heejong Kim was awarded an NIH NRSA F31 Graduate Fellowship from the NIA. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Lindsay Pino was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship slot on the Immunology of Normal and Neoplastic Lymphocytes NIH T32 training grant. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Rexxi Prasasya in the Bartolomei lab was awarded an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Michael D. Murphy, a graduate student in the Heller Lab, was awarded an NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Jon Beagan from the Cremins Lab wins the 2020 Sol Pollack award for the PhD thesis representing original research at the forefront of its field. Congratulations!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Congratulations to Katelyn Titus from the Cremins Lab for passing her Ph.D. qualifying exam!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Congratulations to Ali Nikish from the Cremins Lab for passing her Ph.D. qualifying exam!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Danying Guan joins the Cremins lab for the summer as part of the The American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) Virtual Summer Research Program. Welcome Danying!

    - September 02, 2020
  • Connie Jiang, an MD/PhD graduate student in the Raj lab, received an F30 award for her work entitled “Revealing the molecular underpinnings of transcriptional heterogeneity.” Congratulations!

    - July 31, 2020
  • Eric Sanford, an MD/PhD graduate student in the Raj lab, received an F30 award for his work entitled “How does a gene integrate multiple signals?” Congratulations!

    - July 31, 2020
  • Yogesh Goyal, a postdoc in the Raj lab, received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Science Interface (CASI) for his work entitled “Biochemical trajectories guiding rare cell plasticity…

    - July 31, 2020
  • Fang-Yi Chu has joined the Raj lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!

    - July 31, 2020
  • Yael Heyman has joined the Raj lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!

    - July 31, 2020
  • Congratulations to Balint Kacsoh, a postdoc in the Berger lab, on his admittance as an early career scientist to the Genetics Society of America leadership program! Read more here.

    - July 03, 2020
  • Jenny Luppino, a graduate student (CAMB program) received an F31 award from NICHD for the proposal “Elucidating the role of chromatin architecture in the pathophysiology of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.”…

    - June 30, 2020
  • Julianna Supplee, a graduate student in the BMB program, has jointly joined the Wellen lab and Ronen Marmorstein’s lab as a co-mentorship. Welcome to the program!

    - June 29, 2020
  • Luke Izzo, a graduate student (CAMB program) in the Wellen lab, has been awarded a slot on the Tumor Virology T32 training grant. Congratulations!

    - June 29, 2020
  • Alex Wei, a PhD student (NGG program) from the Wu lab recently received an F31 grant from NHGRI for research on “Dissecting Gene Regulatory Roles of TET Enzymes and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine…

    - June 11, 2020
  • Laura Pinheiro is a new PhD student (BMB program) in the Wellen lab. Welcome to the Institute!

    - June 09, 2020
  • Joyce Liu, an MD/PhD student (BMB program) in the Wellen lab, was awarded an F30 fellowship. Congratulations!

    - June 09, 2020
  • Mike Murphy is a new PhD student (NGG program) in the Heller lab, and received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for research entitled “Sex-specific shifts in decision-making resulting from chronic-stress…

    - June 09, 2020
  • Marco Carpenter, a graduate student in the Heller Lab, received the NIDA Drug Abuse Dissertation Research Award (R36) for work entitled “Nr4a1 activation suppresses Cocaine-induced behavior via epigenetic regulation of…

    - June 09, 2020
  • CAMB-MVP student Christin Herrmann from the Weitzman lab successfully defended her thesis on October 31st. Congratulations!

    - November 11, 2019
  • Steven Zhao, a CAMB graduate student in the Wellen lab, will be defending his thesis on Oct 30 at 1 pm. Stay tuned for more information!

    - October 21, 2019
  • Yaroslav Morozov, a postdoc in the Greenberg lab, was awarded an Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Yaroslav!

    - October 07, 2019
  • Linda Zhou, an MD/PhD student from the Cremins lab, is the recipient of an NIH F30 Grant starting September 2019. Congratulations Linda!

    - August 12, 2019
  • Miriam Minsk, an undergraduate researcher from the Cremins Lab, is the recipient of the best research presentation award for her summer Rachleff scholar’s research. Congratulations Miriam!

    - August 12, 2019
  • Postdoc Yaroslav Morozov was placed on the Tumor Virology T32 training grant. Congratulations!

    - May 20, 2019
  • Gabor Egervari is the recipient of a Brody Family Medical Trust Fund Fellowship in Incurable Diseases and an Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

    - May 09, 2019
  • Charly Good is the recipient of an F32 NRSA postdoctoral grant from the National Cancer Institute. Congratulations!

    - May 09, 2019
  • Congratulations to Lacey Luense who won the Best Trainee Talk at the Cornell Center for Reproductive Genomics Symposium!

    - May 08, 2019
  • Graduate student Shaun Egolf is a recipient of the Dermatology Pre-doctoral T32 grant. Congratulations!

    - May 08, 2019
  • Congratulations to Sierra McDonald for being awarded the NRSA F31 Pre-doctoral fellowship from the NIH and the Parker Scholar Award from the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy!

    - May 06, 2019
  • Congrats to Lacey Luense for winning Best Trainee Talk at the Cornell Center for Reproductive Genomics Symposium.

    - May 06, 2019
  • Yaroslav Morozov was named to Tumor Virology Training Grant!

    - May 05, 2019
  • Khadija Wilson has been awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship.

    - May 05, 2019
  • Yekaterina Kori won first place in the graduate student poster competition at the United States Human Proteome Organization Conference.

    - May 05, 2019
  • Peder Lund has received a Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

    - May 05, 2019
  • Josue Baeza is awarded an American Society for Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Career Development Award

    - May 05, 2019
  • Robert Dilley was awarded the Saul Winegrad Award for outstanding thesis. Congratulations!

    - May 04, 2019
  • Congratulations to Tianpeng Zhang for winning the Forbeck Scholar Award in Telomeres and Telomerase targeting!

    - May 04, 2019
  • Mariel Mendoza (joint advised by Shelley Berger and Ben Garcia) has been awarded an NIH Diversity Supplement grant award from the National Cancer Institute.

    - October 02, 2018
  • Lisa Vrooman (postdoctoral fellow in the Bartolomei lab) was awarded best short talk at the International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA) meeting in Japan in September.

    - October 02, 2018
  • Aimee Juan (a combined degree student in the Bartolomei lab) was awarded an F31 from NICHD, entitled, Investigating the Epigenetic Regulation of Imprinted Gene Grb10 in Neurodevelopment.

    - October 02, 2018
  • MD/PhD candidate, Linda Zhou, of the Cremins lab is a recipient of the Blavatnik Family Fellowship.

    - September 05, 2018
  • The Department of Genetics is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Kaushal Family Awards in Genetics, which recognize excellence in genetic research by predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars, as…

    - August 08, 2018
  • In 2011, the Department of Genetics established the “Tom Kadesch Prize in Genetics” to honor the legacy of our friend and colleague Dr. Tom Kadesch. Dr. Kadesch was a member…

    - August 08, 2018
  • Amber Weiner has been awarded an NIH F31 NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship.

    - July 24, 2018
  • Khadija Wilson has been awarded an NIH Pharmacology T32 graduate training fellowship.

    - July 24, 2018
  • Yekaterina Kori has been awarded a Penn NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface graduate training fellowship

    - July 24, 2018
  • Geoff Dann, a postdoc from the Garcia lab, has been awarded a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship, congrats!

    - July 12, 2018
  • Dr. Jie Chen received the Michael Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship.

    - June 19, 2018
  • Dr. Anumita Saha awarded a Michael S. Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship

    - June 19, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Levani Zandarashvili, awarded an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship, “Molecular Mechanisms of PARP-1 Inhibition.”

    - May 29, 2018
  • Graduate student, Lucie Guo, won the Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, “CENP-A and Friends: a Collaborative Model for the Epigenetic Transmission of Centromere Identity”

    - May 29, 2018
  • Graduate student Enrique Lin has been selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Meeting among 600 young scientists across 68 countries.

    - March 01, 2018
  • Barbara Terzic, graduate student from the Zhou lab, awarded an NIH F31 NRSA, “Investigating the role of CDKL5 in the synapse”.  

    - October 02, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Lisa Vrooman from the Bartolomei Lab, Awarded NIH F32 Fellowship! ‘Investigation of epigenetic and morphological placental abnormalities induced by in vitro fertilization’.

    - September 12, 2017
  • Graduate student, Camille Syrett from the Montserrat Lab, awarded a NIH-NRSA fellowship from NIGMS! ‘Maintenance of X-chromosome inactivation during B cell development.’

    - September 12, 2017
  • Congrats to our former graduate student (Berger Lab) Philipp Mews for receiving the 2017 Tom Kadesch Prize. Learn More. In 2011, the Department of Genetics established the Tom Kadesch Prize…

    - August 14, 2017
  • Congrats to our former postdoc (Berger Lab) Dan Bose for receiving the 2017 Kaushal Award! Dan Bose publication nominated The Department of Genetics is pleased to announce the winners of…

    - August 14, 2017
  • Congrats to Enrique Lin Shiao for receiving the NRSA( F31) award and the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for 2017

    - May 26, 2017
  • Postdoc Tre Artis won first prize at the PREP symposium

    - May 09, 2017
  • Postdoc Lacey Luense to be awarded a Lalor Foundation Merit Award at the 2017 SSR Meeting

    - May 09, 2017