Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor BioengineeringUniversity of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Departments of Bioengineering and Genetics. Dr. Cremins obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the laboratory of Andres Garcia.
She then conducted a multi-disciplinary postdoc in the laboratories of Job Dekker and Victor Corces with the goal of generating the first high-resolution 3-D genome architecture maps during the differentiation of embryonic stem cells along the neuroectoderm lineage. Dr. Cremins now runs the 3-D Epigenomics and Systems Neurobiology laboratory at UPenn.
Her primary research interests lie in understanding the epigenetic mechanisms that govern phenotype commitment in healthy neurons and how these epigenetic mechanisms go awry during the onset of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. She has been selected as a 2014 New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Investigator, a 2015 Albert P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, a 2016 and 2018 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, and for the 2015 NIH Director's New Innovator Award.