Ten from Penn elected 2021 AAAS Fellows

Ten scholars representing five schools across the University of Pennsylvania have been named to the 2021 class of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, recognized for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.”

Katherine Unger Baillie

Laminitis insights show promise for the future

Researchers from the School of Veterinary Medicine and University Florida partnered on the work, which may lead to new blood tests or even treatments for the disease, which often leads to euthanasia in horses.

Hannah Kleckner

Looking at community policing in the Global South

A collaborative study, co-authored by a group of researchers, including political scientists Dorothy Kronick and Guy Grossman of the School of Arts & Sciences, showed no significant positive effect associated with community policing across a range of countries

Kristen de Groot

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine gene therapy lab inks deal with Center for Breakthrough Medicines in KOP

James Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine has signed a deal on behalf of his gene therapy lab to license its manufacturing process to the Center for Breakthrough Medicines in King of Prussia.


BBC News

Could mRNA make us superhuman?

Research by Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine laid the groundwork for mRNA vaccines.


Philadelphia Business Journal

University of Pennsylvania commits $100 million to launch engineering and health center

Penn is committing $100 million to establish a center for interdisciplinary research conducted by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Perelman School of Medicine.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn scientists win $3 million Breakthrough Prize for RNA research that enabled COVID-19 vaccines

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine have been awarded a $3 million Breakthrough Prize for research that paved the way for COVID-19 vaccines. “It’s been very wonderful,” said Weissman. “I never thought it was possible.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

These obese mice lost weight by ‘sweating’ their fat, Penn team finds

Taku Kambayashi and med student Ruth Chao of the Perelman School of Medicine found that they could stimulate fat loss in obese mice by treating the animals with a type of cytokine.