• 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.


Ziyue Gao, an assistant professor of Genetics and member of the Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity, has been selected as a 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. This award recognizes and rewards…

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…

Penn Medicine News – Written by Melissa Moody A team of researchers led by Li-San Wang, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been…