• Research

    We cover a broad range of topics in Genetics, including global genomics, epigenetics, single-cell biology, bioinformatics, & more.

  • Growth. Collaboration. Innovation.

    While our department grows in both faculty and students from across research areas, we not only encourage, but seek out, collaboration between these diverse interests to deliver impactful, innovative, interdisciplinary research.

  • Education

    With over 80 trainees actively pursuing exciting, cutting edge research in our labs, we are committed to supporting undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education and mentorship.


Written by Frank Otto, Senior Medical Communications Officer, Penn Medicine Communications   PHILADELPHIA— New “maps” of hundreds of thousands of cells related to inflammatory bowel disease shed greater light on their effects on intestinal tissues through…

2021 Kaushal Family Awards in Genetics The Department of Genetics is pleased to recognize Kamen Simeonov (MD/PhD candidate in Chris Lengner’s lab) and Tingfang Chen (postdoctoral fellow in Doug Epstein’s lab) as the recipients of the 2021 Kaushal Family Awards in Genetics, which recognizes excellence in genetic research…

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 of the Genetics Department from 1984 until his death in…