Director, Biomedical Programs
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Anita Pepper directs the Pew Programs in the Biomedical Sciences.
Anita graduated from Cornell University and received her master’s degree in Molecular Systematics from New York University and the New York Botanical Gardens. She was awarded her doctorate in Developmental Genetics from New York University. From 2003 to 2008, she 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.