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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April was a banner month for Pew biomedical scholars and fellows. Three Pew scholars were elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a record seven Pew scholars and one national adviser to the Pew Latin American Fellows Program were inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. Read More
Three scientists from The Pew Charitable Trusts’ biomedical scholars program have been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), joining a distinguished class that includes Pew President and CEO Rebecca W. Rimel, who was also honored with membership this year. Read More
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