Announcements

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…

The department was honored to host Dr. Karl Deisseroth, Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, as the speaker for the 2019 Gail Gasser Lecture. He is recognized for creating and…

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Kaushal Family Awards: Jeremy Grevet, a graduate student in Gerd Blobel’s lab, and Hui Chen, a postdoctoral fellow in Matt Good’s lab. The Kaushal Family Awards in Genetics…

It was a great year for Penn Genetics at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting, which hosts over 9,000 geneticists from 80 countries to discuss the latest genetics and genomics research. Penn…

Congratulations to Christian Stoeckert, a Research Professor in our department, for being part of this incredible NIH award to combine resources analyzing pathogen and vector datasets. An intersection between genomics and epidemiology, this five-year project…

The National Institute’s of Health (NIH) announced 93 grant awardees, including 7 Penn researchers as part of the High-risk High-reward research program. Managed by the NIH Common Fund, the High-risk High-reward research program oversees four…

Klaus Kaestner, Professor of Genetics, became the co–Editor-in- Chief of the newest peer-reviewed journal published by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH). Alongside Michael Pack, Professor in the Department…

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