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.

He was appointed as an assistant professor in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Sept. 2009.

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

Postdocs:

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

Sona RajakumariSona Rajakumari
Email: rsona@mail.med.upenn.edu

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

Rachel R. Stine, Ph.D.


Graduate Students:

Matthew J. HarmsMatthew J. Harms

Megan KissigMegan Kissig

Research Specialists:

Li HuangLi Huang
Email: lihuang2@mail.med.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-746-0551

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