Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Capell Lab

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Brian Capell, M.D. Ph.D.

Brian Capell, M.D. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Genetics

Brian is a physician-scientist and practicing dermatologist. Following a B.S. from Boston College, Brian entered medical school at the NYU School of Medicine. While there, he was accepted to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-NIH Research Scholars Program, where he joined the lab of Dr. Francis Collins at the National Human Genome Research Institute. There, Brian studied the genetics of both normal and premature aging, in particular Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, earning his M.D. and Ph.D. from NYU. Following the completion of his Dermatology Residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Brian began a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Shelley Berger studying basic mechanisms of epigenetics and gene regulation. Brian is currently an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Genetics and core faculty member of the Penn Epigenetics Institute.


Amy Anderson, M.S.

Amy Anderson, M.S.
Research Specialist C/Lab Manager

Amy has a B.S. in Biology from Chatham University, as well as a M.S. from Drexel. She has extensive experience, having been working in research labs here at Penn for over 16 years. She is interested in the development and execution of cell and molecular-based research methods and mouse models along with laboratory management.