Welcome to Genetics


Daniel J. Rader, M.D.
Chair, Department of Genetics


Department Highlights

Ritchie Marylyn D. Ritchie, PhD, a nationally regarded geneticist and expert in using big data and machine-learning methods to improve human health, has been appointed as director, Center for Translational Bioinformatics, Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Ritchie is also IBI’s associate director for Bioinformatics and associate director of the Center for Precision Medicine. Read more here.

We are pleased to announce that this year's Kaushal Family Awards have been awarded to Alan Tang and Daniel Bose!

We are pleased to announce that this year's Kadesch Prize has been awarded to Philipp Mews!

History of the Department

On the following page is a brief history of the department, along with a video entitled “The First 48 Years of the Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania”. On the subsequent page there are four additional videos: “The Billingham Chairmanship and Transplantation Immunology” (Clyde Barker and David Gasser), “The Mellman Chairmanship and Cytogenetics” (Beverly Emanuel and David Gasser), “The Mellman Chairmanship and Maternal/Fetal Medicine” (Michael Mennuti and David Gasser), and “The Kazazian Chairmanship” (Haig Kazazian and David Gasser). Read and view more about the department...

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