• Clara Franzini-Armstrong to Receive Honorary Degree

    Clara Franzini-Armstrong will receive an honorary degree from the University of Pennsylvania at the 261st Commencement. Other notable degree recipients include Isabel Allende, Cory Booker, Terry Gross, Ada Sue Hinshaw, Robert Parris Moses, and Paul Muldeen. Clara is being recognized for her fundamental contributions to our understanding of muscle biology, […]

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  • Establishment of Penn Epigenetics Institute

    We are pleased to announce the elevation to Institute status of the Penn Epigenetics Program. Established in 2009, the program has expanded dramatically in size and impact, attracting outstanding faculty and trainees. Institute designation recognizes and will help accelerate this growth at a time of great excitement in the field. […]

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  • Shelley Berger Recipient of Penn Med Award of Excellence & BPP Mentor Award

    Congratulations to Shelley Berger, Ph.D., the 2016 recipient of the Stanley N. Cohen Biomedical Research Award, one of Penn Medicine’s Awards of Excellence! From the Office of the EVP/Dean, Penn Medicine: “The distinguished awardees exemplify our profession’s highest values of scholarship and teaching, innovation, commitment to service, leadership, and dedication to […]

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  • Neal Rubinstein featured in Penn Med News Blog

    Neal Rubinstein, M.D., Ph.D., was featured in a recent Penn Medicine News Blog post about gross anatomy titled “Leaving a Lifesaving Legacy: The Many Lessons Students Learn from Body Donors.” Read more.

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  • Bartolemei awarded Genetics Society medal

    Marisa Bartolomei was awarded the prestigious Genetics Society Medal for 2017. She is a Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology and co-Director of the Epigenetics Program at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Bartolomei’s research addresses the epigenetic mechanisms of genomic imprinting and X inactivation, as well […]

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  • Art in Science Winners

    The winning entries in this year’s Art in Science competition, sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, have been announced. Congratulations to Yaniv Elkouby (Mullins Lab) and Amanda Yzaguirre (Speck Lab) for their awards! Check out the winners and descriptions of their work below. Read […]

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  • Penn Study Brings New Understanding to How Fundamental DNA Sequences Govern Gene Activity

    A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shed new light on how the structure of regulatory sequences in DNA is packaged in a cell. “This work has implications for better understanding the role that gene sequences called enhancers play within our […]

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  • Ben Stanger elected to Association of American Physicians

    Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Medicine and associate investigator of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute was elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP), a nonprofit, professional society for physicians dedicated to the pursuit and advancement of medical knowledge. Stanger and his lab study how […]

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  • Seeing Cell to Cell Differences for First Time Explains Symptoms of Rare Genetic Disorders

    Every cell in the body has two genomes, one from the mother and one from the father. Until now, researchers have lacked the tools to examine — in a single cell –the exact readout from each genome to make RNA. Using a new technology that allows researchers to do just […]

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