Eberly Research Fellows program

The Eberly College of Science at Penn State University invites nominees for the Eberly Research Fellowship program. Eberly Fellowships are designed to attract exceptional early career scientists to Penn State to enhance their career goals in the vibrant, highly collaborative environment of the Eberly College of Science and the broader STEM community of Penn State…

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Timothy Kunz honored as the recipient of the 2017 Fred Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award

Timothy Kunz honored as the recipient of the 2017 Fred Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award July 10, 2017 – Timothy Kunz, a recent graduate of Penn State’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program, was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Fred Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award.  Kunz received notification on April 26, 2017. Each year,…

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Climbing the ladder

Climbing the ladder Schreyer Scholars gain valuable lab experience while helping to develop new DNA plasmids Jeff Rice May 31, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Turner Pecen didn’t have a lot of lab experience when he came to Penn State as a freshman in 2013. The project he spent much of his college career working…

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DR. ROSS HARDISON – “VALIDATED SYSTEMATIC INTEGRATION OF EPIGENOMIC DATA: A VISION FOR EPIGENOMICS IN HEMATOPIETIC GENE REGULATION”

April 8, 2017 – A guiding principle of developmental biology is the fact that differential gene expression determines the distinctive properties of each cell type. Lineage-specific transcription factors are required for these cell lineages. In the case of hematopoiesis, the GATA1-ES cells contribute to many cell types and organs but not erythroid cells — lineage-restricted transcription factors…

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How to Make a Motor Neuron

How to make a motor neuron Mechanisms underlying direct programming of stem cells could eventually lead to cell-replacement therapies Sam Sholtis December 8, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A team of scientists has uncovered details of the cellular mechanisms that control the direct programming of stem cells into motor neurons. The scientists analyzed changes that…

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BG STUDENT SEMINARS: LILA REIBER

November 28, 2016 – Lila is a third year graduate student in Dr. Shaun Mahony’s lab. This week she presented her work aimed at 3-D genome reconstruction from kilo base-pair resolution Hi-C data. The knowledge of a three-dimensional chromatin structure is important for studying many biological processes at the molecular level such as transcription regulation,…

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2016 CEGR Fall Retreat

2016 CEGR Fall Retreat Every year, the PIs leading the labs in The Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation (CEGR) invite their staff and families to a Fall retreat. Our faculty host a Center-wide activity outside of normal collaborative lab work and the Megameeting on Tuesdays.  This year’s event will be hosted at the Civil Engineering Lodge on Lake…

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