Marisa S. Bartolomei

Marisa S. Bartolomei received her BS in Biochemistry at the University of Maryland and then obtained her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Jeffry Corden.

She trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Shirley Tilghman at Princeton University. In 1993, Dr. Bartolomei was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1999 and Professor in 2006. In 2006, Dr. Bartolomei received the Society for Women's Health Research Medtronics Prize for Contributions to Women's Health. In 2011, Dr. Bartolomei received the Jane Glick Graduate School Teaching Award for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a MERIT award. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014. Dr. Bartolomei is a member of the Human Molecular Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology editorial boards and is an Associate editor for PLOS Genetics. Dr. Bartolomei’s research addresses the epigenetic mechanisms of genomic imprinting and X inactivation, as well as the impact of adverse environmental insults on epigenetic gene regulation using the mouse as a model. 


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