We are happy to announce that Pamela Silver, Ph.D. and Angela DePace, Ph.D. have joined the Epernicus Scientific Advisory Board. In addition to their rich scientific experience, Professors Silver and DePace bring a keen interest in the use of web technology to advance science. We’re looking forward to their input and advice!
Pamela Silver is a Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Cruz and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California Los Angeles. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, Dr. Silver served as an Assistant Professor at Princeton University where she was an established investigator of the American Heart Association and a recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. At Harvard, Dr. Silver’s work is directed at understanding the principles of natural biological design. Her lab hopes to develop principles for building novel cells and subsystems that act as sensors, memory devices, bio-computers, and energy producers. Dr. Silver has received many research and mentorship awards, and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Nature Molecular Systems Biology and Genes and Development. She is an avid runner, having participated in several Boston Marathons.
Angela DePace is an Assistant Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. She received her B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco. She conducted her postdoctoral work at the University of California Berkeley with Michael Eisen, Ph.D. before coming to Harvard Medical School. Dr. DePace’s work focuses on the evolution of transcriptional networks in animals. Using early development in multiple Drosophila species as a model system, her lab applies biochemistry, comparative genomics, molecular biology and quantitative imaging techniques to understand how regulatory information is encoded in the genome, how it is deciphered as gene expression patterns in space and time, and how it changes during evolution to contribute to organismal diversity.