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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…

Researchers find that restoring CDKL5 gene activity reverses many disease signs in young adult mice October 15, 2021 Written by Brandon Lausch, Senior News Director, Penn Medicine News PHILADELPHIA— A devastating genetic disease called CDKL5 deficiency…

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…

Penn Medicine is one of 30 sites chosen by the National Institutes of Health as part of newly launched Impact of Genomic Variation on Function consortium Written By Lauren Ingeno, Senior Medical Communications Officer, Penn…

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…

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…

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