Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center

April 23, 2018

Largest GWAS To Date Implicates Abeta, Tau, Immunity and Lipid Processing in LOAD

February 2, 2018

PNGC Releases INFERNO

July 17, 2017 Newly Discovered Gene Variants Link Innate Immunity and Alzheimer’s Disease
May 23, 2017 Alex Amlie-Wolf — 1st Prize for 2017 IOA Retreat Poster Session!
May 15, 2017

Penn Medicine's Alzheimer's Genetics Data Storage Site Receives Five-Year Renewal to total $7.7 Million 

PHILADELPHIA—Penn Medicine’s Alzheimer’s disease genetics data repository has received a five-year funding renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health. The award is expected to total $7.7 Million over five years. Read more..

February, 2017

Guam's "Skeleton Key" Enigma

A Tiny South Pacific Island's Rare Neurodegenerative Disease Sent Researchers on a Decades-long Hunt for Answers that Could Unlock Alzheimer's and More. Read more..

January 26, 2017

PNGC highlighted in CNDR's Newsletter

A National Hub for Genetic Research
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn established the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC) to serve as a national hub for genetics research on AD and other neurodegnerative diseases.  Read more..

August 18, 2016

The 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC)

An IOA Guest Blog by Rebecca Cweibel, Research Coordinator, AD Genetics, Wang Lab, University of Pennsylvania
The 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) was held last month in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The annual conference gathers thousands of physicians, scholars, and advocates who work on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD). The event had such a considerable local impact that banners for the conference appeared throughout Toronto Pearson International Airport, the downtown core, and the event even made the front page of the Toronto Star local newspaper. Read more..

July 18, 2016

New Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center Forms National Hub for Alzheimers' Disease Research

PHILADELPHIA – Penn Medicine has established the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC) as a national focal point for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) genetics research. The Center, an interdisciplinary program that brings together faculty members in neurodegenerative disorders, human genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and biostatistics, coordinates activities of the National Institute of Health’s AD Genetics Consortium, the Consortium for AD Sequence Analysis, the Coordinating Center for Genetics/Genomics of AD, and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Genetics of AD Storage facility, all based at Penn and other sites. Read more.. 

June 23, 2016

Penn researchers to lead $11M Alzheimer's Genomics Center Initiative

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are joining with scientists from five other institutions to establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease. The joint venture is being funded through a five-year, $10.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. Read more.. 

June 22, 2016

Penn Medicine Team and Collaborators Receive NIH Award to Launch Genomics Center on Alzheimer's disease

PHILADELPHIA — A five-year, projected $10.8 million award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease, a joint venture of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and five other institutions. Penn will receive an estimated $4.5 million from the grant. Read more..

January 26, 2017

25 Years of Groundbreaking Research

A National Hub for Genetic Research
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn established the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC) to serve as a national hub for genetics research on AD and other neurodegnerative diseases.  Read more..


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