Paul Medvedev

Director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; Professor of Electrical Engineering; Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Paul Medvedev

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Complete X and Y chromosome sequences of living great ape species determined

Newly generated, complete “end-to-end” reference genomes for the sex chromosomes of five great ape species and one lesser ape species — produced by an international collaborative team led by researchers at Penn State, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the University of Washington — highlight extremely rapid changes on the male-specific Y chromosome among ape species.

DNA sequence of the human Y chromosome fully determined for first time

The first full sequence of the last human chromosome — the Y chromosome — to be assembled is complete, thanks to an international collaboration that includes Penn State researchers. The new sequence, which fills in gaps across more than 50% of the Y chromosome’s length, uncovers genomic features with implications for fertility, as well as cancer risk and severity.

DNA sequence of the human Y chromosome fully determined for first time

Published in Nature, the international efforts revealed the first full sequencing of the human sex chromosome.

Penn State announces tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2023

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1, 2023.

Evolution of the Y chromosome in great apes deciphered

New analysis of the DNA sequence of the male-specific Y chromosomes from all living species of the great ape family helps to clarify our understanding of how this enigmatic chromosome evolved.