Anita Pepper

Anita Pepper

  • Director
  • Biomedical Programs,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


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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