Sarah Tishkoff

Office Address: 

428 Clinical Research Building



  • Sarah Tishkoff and Collaborators were in the news after having received a $2.7 million grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study gene expression and epigenetic variation in African immigrant populations in Philadelphia, Detroit, and Belgium, as well as populations from Morocco and Tanzania to increase understanding of the various risks of multiple diseases. 

  • Sarah A.Tishkoff (PARC Research Associate) and Madylyn Ritchie have been elected as new members to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine. Her election to the NAM recognizes her as a "pioneer of African evolutionary genomics research". Read more in the Penn Medicine Announcement and in Penn Today

  • Sarah Tishkoff (PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today alongside other researchers in a commentary on race, ethnicity, genetic ancestry, and environmental factors and their contribution to health disparities.

David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Genetics and Biology

Ph.D., Genetics, Yale University, 1996


  • ONE Human Race: Sarah Tishkoff on The story of us and the color of our skin
  • Genome Institute of Singapore : Sarah Tishkoff on “Genomic Evolution & Adaptation in Africa: Implications for Health & Disease”.
  • Penn Arts and Sciences : Sarash Tishkoff on "Genetic Risk Factors for Susceptibility to COVID-19 in Global Populations"