Dr. Anita Pepper is the director of Pew's biomedical programs, which include the biomedical scholars and Latin American fellows programs. These initiatives support groundbreaking research by funding outstanding, competitively selected scientists at the beginning of their careers.
Before joining Pew, Pepper completed postdoctoral training with Dr. Tom Jongens at the University of Pennsylvania studying a genetically inherited form of mental retardation, Fragile X syndrome. In 2008, she decided to use her scientific background outside of academia and joined the Pew programs in the biomedical sciences.
She received a Ph.D. in developmental genetics and a master’s degree in molecular systematics from New York University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
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PHILADELPHIA—The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced the inaugural class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. Read More
The Pew Scholars Program and The Pew Latin American Fellows Program support promising early-career scientists from North, South and Central America in the health sciences — particularly young researchers with innovative approaches and ideas. By backing them early in their careers, this program enables our most promising scientists to take calculated risks and follow unanticipated leads to advance... Read More