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Congratulations Colin for be being chosen as a 2021 Pew Scholar. Colin, among 22 other early-career researchers, will receive funding over the next four years to investigate timely questions surrounding human health and disease. His…

Please welcome our inaugural class of our Penn Genetics Summer Internship Program (PGSIP) interns who will be joining our department for a 10-week research experience starting this June! Support for this program was made possible…

Congratulations to Sarah Tishkoff, Professor of Genetics and Director of the Penn Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity, on being elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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…

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…

2020 Tom Kadesch Prize in Genetics  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…

The Department of Genetics is pleased to recognize the winners of the 2020 Kaushal Family Awards in Genetics, which recognizes excellence in genetic research through publication by a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow. While we received many…

Recipients of this highly competitive program are awarded $500,000 over five years to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are…

This award is intended for outstanding members of the SMBE community who are in the early stages of an independent research career. The primary signal of research excellence is a trajectory of innovative, creative and…

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