University of Southern California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Peggy Farnham, Ph.D.

Photograph of Peggy Farnham

Peggy Farnham, Ph.D., is the William M. Keck Professor of Biochemistry and the Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Dr. Farnham received her B.A. from Rice University, her Ph.D. from Yale University, and performed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University. Dr. Farnham previously held Professorships at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Farnham is an international leader in the study of chromatin regulation and its control of transcription factor binding and function. She is a member of several international consortia of genomic scientists, including ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA elements), PsychENCODE, and the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Project. Based on her contributions to biomedical research, she was elected as a fellow of AAAS in 2010 and in 2012 she received the ASBMB Herbert A Sober Award, which recognizes outstanding biochemical and molecular biological research with particular emphasis on the development of methods and techniques to aid in research.