People

PI: Patrick Seale, Ph.D.

Patrick Seale obtained his Ph.D. from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Rudnicki. During his graduate training, he studied regenerative processes in adult skeletal muscle and demonstrated a key requirement for Pax7 in the development of skeletal muscle stem cells. He then trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Bruce Spiegelman at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His research there focused on the development and differentiation of adipose lineages. In particular, he identified PRDM16 as an important cell-autonomous regulator of brown adipose cell fate. His studies also revealed a developmental connection between brown adipocytes and skeletal muscle cells.

Dr. Seale was appointed as assistant professor in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Sept. 2009, and promoted to Associate Professor in Sept. 2016.

Lab Location - Smilow Translational Research Center, Rooms 12-179 to 12-181

Research Investigators

Jeff Ishibashi, PhD

Jeff Ishibashi, Ph.D.
Email: jish@upenn.edu
Phone: 215-746-0551

Research Fellows

David Merrick, MD/PhD

David Merrick, M.D./Ph.D.
(Endocrinology)

Post Docs

Wenshan Wang, PhD

Wenshan Wang, Ph.D.
Email: wenshan@upenn.edu

Rachel R. Stine, PhD

Rachel R. Stine, Ph.D.
Email: stiner@upenn.edu

Megan Kissig, PhD

Megan Kissig, Ph.D.

Graduate Students:

Suzanne Shapira

Suzanne N. Shapira

Alex Sakers

Alex Sakers

Anthony Angueira

Anthony Angueira

Post-Bac Students:

Zhazira Irgebay

Zhazira Irgebay

Undergraduate Students:

Sydnie Swanson

Sydnie Swanson

Chihiro Okada

Chihiro Okada

Marcos Sanchez

Marcos Sanchez

Summer Students:

Rahul Palnitkar

Rahul Palnitkar

Recruiting:
We are always looking for qualified and enthusiastic applicants interested in joining our team. In particular, individuals seeking opportunities at the postdoctoral level are encouraged to apply.