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Peggy Farnham, PhD
W.M. Keck Chair in Biochemistry
Professor and Chair of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine

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Peggy Farnham, PhD
W.M. Keck Chair in Biochemistry
Professor and Chair of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine

Biography

Peggy Farnham, PhD, is the William M. Keck Professor of Biochemistry and the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

Farnham received her bachelor’s degree from Rice University, her PhDfrom Yale University, and performed her post-doctoral training at Stanford University. She Farnham previously held Professorships at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of California-Davis where she was the Associate Director of the UC Davis Genome Center.

Farnham is an international leader in the study of chromatin regulation and its control of transcription factor binding and function. She is a member of an international consortia of genomic scientists working on the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA elements) Project and a member of an NIH Roadmap Reference Epigenome Mapping Center.

About Peggy Farnham, PhD