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 and member of the Abramson Cancer Center.
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.
Yann Aubert, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow / Bioinformatician
Yann obtained a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences from the University of Toulouse, France, in 2011, and further developed his experience in molecular biology as a postdoctoral researcher for 18 months in the Institute for Plant Molecular Biology in Strasbourg. His interest in the use of Next-Generation Sequencing techniques (NGS) led him to join the Lazar Lab at the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism as a research specialist, where he developed skills in the analysis of NGS data (RNAseq, ChIP-Seq). As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Capell Lab, Yann is interested in the mining, exploration and representation of NGS data to elucidate the epigenetic mechanisms that drive the development of squamous cell carcinoma as well as in the investigation of new potential therapeutics to treat those types of cancer.
Shaun is a graduate student in the Cancer Biology PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Capell lab in the spring of 2018 as the lab’s first graduate student trainee. Shaun is broadly interested in applying genomics to study the epigenetic regulation of enhancers in epidermal homeostasis and carcinogenesis.
Eun Kyung Ko, Ph.D.
Rotating Graduate Student
Rotating Graduate Student
Jonathan is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Biochemistry through the Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences program.
Maria Carrera Rodriguez