• 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.


It is with profound sadness that we acknowledge the tragic loss of our dear colleague and friend, Christopher (Casey) Brown, Associate Professor of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Casey died on Saturday,…

SOCIAL INNOVATION: FROM BENCH TO SOCIETY. Co-sponsored by the Franklin Institute, The Department of Engineering & Genetics, and the Mahoney Institute of Neuroscience, this special event honored Kafui Dzirasa, MD PhD, as the recipient of…

Published by Penn Medicine News. Written by Sofie Kluthe, Penn Medicine Communications Officer. Penn Medicine researchers examine of the underpinnings of the disease by creating a ‘map’ to chart pancreatic islet cells over time. For…