Who we are
Christopher Brown PhD, Assistant Professor
Casey received his B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska.
He was a graduate student with Arend Sidow
at Stanford University.
He conducted his post-doctoral research in the lab of Kevin White
in the Department of Human Genetics
at the University of Chicago.
He moved to Philadelphia in 2013 and has never seen so many pretzels. He is interested in understanding the
role of gene expression variation in complex human phenotypes and insists that his lab be in control of
both the means of data production and analysis.
A recentish CV is here
Minal Caliskan PhD, Post-doctoral fellow
Minal obtained a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from
(2007). She completed her Ph.D. in Human Genetics
at the University of Chicago (2013), where she worked on genotype by
environment interactions that influence asthma and gene expression under
the supervision of Dr. Carole Ober
. Minal's research focuses on
identifying and characterizing functional noncoding variation in the human genome, with an emphasis on liver gene expression and lipid metabolism.
Marco Trizzino PhD, Post-doctoral fellow
Marco is an evolutionary biologist with interest in the genetic forces shaping ecological adaptation
and morphological variation. He obtained his B.S. in Biology from Bicocca University
Then he earned an M.S. in Evolutionary Biology and a Ph.D. in Animal Biology at
After a few years of postdoc in Italy (Rome and Varese) he will join the
lab in October 2014, where he will focus on regulatory, gene expression, and epigenomic evolution in primates.
Visit Marco’s personal webpage here
Grace Babcock, Research Specialist
Grace Babcock graduated from Temple University in 2009 with a B.A. in Anthropology and spent the
spent the following three years working as a Research Specialist in the Penn Department of
Biochemistry and Biophysics. She is currently a student in the Penn Master of Public Health
program, and expects to graduate in spring of 2015.
Interested in joining our team? contact Casey
and we can talk shop.