Gertrude Donnelly Hess Professor of Oncology
Professor, Department of Genetics & Genome Sciences
Member, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Scacheri holds the Gertrude Donnelly Hess Professorship in Oncology and is a tenured Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He is also the leader of the Cancer Genomics Scientific Initiative within the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Scacheri lab leverages the known role of gene enhancer elements in defining cell state to gain new insight into the aberrant cellular states that drive human cancer. His lab utilizes cutting edge genomics technologies for this work and is continually developing and applying new computational approaches to utilize these data to inform our understanding of biology. Dr. Scacheri has published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles, including in several high impact journals such as Science, Cell, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics and eLife. He is a standing member on the NIH Cancer Genetics study section, serves on several Editorial Boards, and has served as Chair of the American Society of Human Genetics Scientific Program Committee. Dr. Scacheri is also deeply committed to research training. To date, eight students have successfully completed PhD degrees under his mentorship.

Dr. Scacheri graduated with a BS in Biology from Gettysburg College and earned his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh. His graduate work 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 faculty at CWRU.


Tel: 216.368.3458

Fax: 216.368.3432

Skype: scacheri.lab

Case Western Reserve University

Biomedical Research Building, Rm 628

2109 Adelbert Road

Cleveland, OH 44106

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences

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10900 Euclid Avenue

Biomedical Research Building

Room 628

Cleveland, OH 44106

Tel: (216) 368.3458

Fax: (216) 368.3432