Shelley Berger Named Fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy


World-renowned genetics researcher Shelley L. Berger has been named a member of the 2021 class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy. The AACR Academy recognizes and honors distinguished scientists whose major contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer.

Berger, Daniel S. Och University Professor of Biology and Genetics and Director of the Epigenetics Program, is recognized for her contributions to the fields of chromatin biology and epigenetics and for identifying numerous enzymes responsible for post-translational histone modification, as well as defining epigenetic pathways in tumor suppressor biology and cancer.

Berger's lab studies epigenetic regulation in a variety of model systems, focusing on chromatin mechanisms underlying aging, gametogenesis, viral infection, cancer, and animal behavior.

The AACR Academy provides ongoing advice and counsel to the AACR leadership on scientific topics of timeliness and significance, as well as other matters of importance.

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