Peter Scacheri, Ph.D.

Peter Scacheri graduated with a BS in Biology from Gettysburg College and earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh. His graduate work was focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying dominantly inherited forms of muscular dystrophy. His postdoctoral fellowship was in the lab of Francis Collins at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. There he combined mouse genetics and genomics to study a type of cancer that affects the endocrine organs. Peter won several awards during his postdoctoral fellowship, including the NHGRI Intramural Research Award for outstanding scientific achievement. In 2006, Peter joined the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, and he is a member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Peter’s research program is focused on understanding the role of epigenetics and the histone code in human health and disease. He has been awarded several NIH grants and he has published more than 50 papers on a broad variety of topics related to genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. In 2013, Peter was promoted to the level of Associate Professor with tenure.