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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…

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…

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….

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