Welcome to Genetics


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


Department Highlights

Marylyn 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.

Dan Rader has received the National Distinguished Investigator Award for Patient-Oriented Research! Read more here.

Iain Mathieson has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship! Read more here.

Golnaz Vahedi studied the connection between T-cells and TCF-1. Read more here.

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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