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PECASE Award

  • President Obama Honors Federally Funded Early Career Scientists (White House Press Release)
  • Penn Computational Geneticist receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • Mutation Context Models

  • New Mathematical Model Explains Variability in Mutation Rates Across the Human Genome
  • New Math Model Sheds Light on Variability in the Human Genome
  • Benefunder

    Research for outreach hosted!

    Spider Genomics

  • Using the Penn High Performance Computing Cluster to Unravel the Spider's Web 15 April 2014. Blog post by Karen Kreeger.
  • Recent Positive Selection in Humans

  • Still Evolving, Human Genes Tell New Story. 7 March 2006. Story by Nicolas Wade. New York Times, page A1.
  • Humans Have Spread Globally, and Evolved Locally. 26 June 2007. Story by Nicolas Wade. New York Times.
  • Shared Genetics of Auto-immune Disease

  • Researchers Investigate Shared Genetic Factors for Autoimmune Diseases. 8 September 2011. Blog at the Spitoon.
  • De novo Mutations in Autism

  • Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk. 5 April 2012. Story by Benedict Carey. New York Times.
  • Mendelian Randomization for HDL Cholesterol

  • Doubt Cast on the ‘Good’ in ‘Good Cholesterol’. 17 May 2012. Story by Gina Kolata. New York Times, page A1.
  • Research questions efficacy of boosting 'good' cholesterol. 17 May 2012. Radio story and interview by Carolyn Beeler. WHYY (NPR affiliate).
  • Penn Medicine Research Challenges Concept That Raising HDL Helps Counter Heart-attack Risk. 17 May 2012. Story by Jessica Mikulski.
  • HDL Itself Does Not Prevent Heart Attacks. 25 May 2012. Story by Elizabeth Pennisi. Science. 2012 May 25;336(6084):977.