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Glennis Logsdon, PhD


Assistant Professor of Genetics

Core Member, Epigenetics Institute

University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Logsdon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and a Core Member of the Epigenetics Institute at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She performed her postdoctoral training at the University of Washington School of Medicine with Dr. Evan Eichler, where she studied the sequence, structure, and evolution of human centromeres using long-read sequencing and computational approaches. Before that, she obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where she studied centromere establishment on human artificial chromosomes with Dr. Ben Black. She is involved in several national consortia, including the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) consortiumHuman Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC), and Human Genome Structural Variation Consortium (HGSVC). She also works with non-profit, patient-led organizations, such as Project 8p, to better understand complex structural variation in the human genome

Her laboratory uses long-read sequencing, innovative computational methods, and synthetic biology approaches to investigate the sequence and structure of regions of the human genome that have remained unresolved for the past two decades. We are particularly interested in the centromeres, which comprise over half of the previously unresolved sequences and are among the most dynamic and rapidly evolving regions in the human genome.

(Source: University of Pennsylvania)

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