Announcements

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…

Arjun Raj and Ophir Shalem receive funding to study key questions about SARS-CoV-2 and its cellular effects. Their team, along with Sydney Shaffer and Sarah Cherry, will focus on finding coronavirus fast—and following where it goes….

Congratulations to Jorge Henao-Mejia, Sarah Henrickson and Golnaz Vahedi for receiving a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative award to study inflammation’s role in childhood obesity. Learn more here. 

Ophir Shalem, a recipient of a National Institutes of Health Innovator Award, follows up on his grant DP2 GM137416, entitled “Direct and Rapid Control of Proteins at Scale.” You can read more here.

Erica Korb, an assistant professor of Genetics and member of the Epigenetics Institute, has been selected as a 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. This award recognizes and rewards early-career scholars that have…

In a recent paper in Immunity, Assistant Professor Golnaz Vahedi, and her team reveal DNA misfolding in white blood cells increases the risk for Type 1 diabetes. This finding is an important step in identifying…

The Department hosted Dr. David Reich, from Harvard University, as the 2020 Bernard Cohen Memorial Lecture speaker. Dr. Reich is a population geneticist renowned for his work on human population structure, and the identification of…

Colin Conine joined the Department of Genetics, the Division of Neonatology, as well as the Penn Epigenetics Institute as an Assistant Professor in January. Colin joins us from the University of Massachusetts Medical School where…

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…

The rise in popularity of podcasts is not surprising. A medium where information meets entertainment, people can quickly learn more on just about any topic they find interesting. Jason Moore and Marylyn Ritchie, Professors of…

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