Sara Cherry, PhD


Professor of Pathology & Microbiology

Director, Program for Chemogenomic Discovery, Penn Center for Precision Medicine

Combining molecular and chemical screening platforms to discover new sensitivities in cancer

Sara Cherry, PhD is a Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. She also is Scientific Director for the High-throughput Screening Core and Director of the Program for Chemogenomic Discovery in the Penn Center for Precision Medicine. Dr. Cherry received her BS from University of California, Berkeley and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in genetics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cherry has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Cell, Nature, Immunity, and Molecular Cell. Dr. Cherry has an extensive record of national service, serving on committees for multiple organizations, several editorial boards, and scientific review committees including for the National Institutes of Health.

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