• 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 Melissa Moody, Senior Scientific Writer, Penn Medicine Communications PHILADELPHIA – Popular accounts of the human genome often depict it as a long string of DNA base pairs, but in reality the genome is…

We are thrilled to announce that Ziyue Gao joined the Department of Genetics in May and is a member of the new Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity. Ziyue received her PhD in…

As neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS, continue to rise as a leading cause of death worldwide, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launched the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. This collaboration brings scientists together from across research…