Announcements

HAIG H KAZAZIAN, JR, MD It is with profound sadness that I announce our dear colleague, Haig Kazazian, died on January 20, 2022, in Towson, MD at the age of 84. Haig served as the…

Dr. Sarah Tishkoff, who is also the Director for the Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity, was awarded CZI funding for African Ancestry Immune Cell Atlas. Read more details about the project on…

The Wilbur Cross Medal is the highest honor that Yale Graduate School bestows on its alumni. It was established in 1966 to honor scholars for outstanding achievements resonant with those of Dean Cross during his…

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Marylyn D. Ritchie and PIK Professor Sarah A. Tishkoff are among 100 new members to be elected this year to the Academy, one of the highest honors in health and…

Congratulations to Erica Korb for being awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for her project titled “The epigenetic encoding of learning and memory”. You can learn more about Erica and her lab’s work here.

Congratulations to Jennifer Phillips Cremins for receiving the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for her project titled, “From 3D genomes to neural connectomes: Higher-order chromatin mechanisms encoding long-term memory”. You can learn more about Jennifer and…

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…

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…

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