Nina Kuprasertkul, BS
T32 Predoctoral fellow: July 1, 2022 – Present
Mentor: Brian C. Capell, MD, PhD, & Kathryn Wellen, PhD
Project: Investigating ferroptosis in the interplay between epidermal differentiation and tumorigenesis
Nina obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Duke University. She spent her undergraduate career under the mentorship of Dr. Corinne Linardic researching alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare but deadly pediatric cancer. From there, she spent a gap year as a research associate at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Kadoch lab, where she studied how chromatin remodeling complexes affect oncogenesis. Inspired to pursue research that advances medical knowledge, she became a MD-PhD student in the Genetics and Epigenetics program at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She joined the Capell Lab in the Department of Dermatology and the Wellen lab in the Department of Cancer Biology in 2021. Currently, she is interested in studying the interplay between epigenetic modifiers, epidermal metabolism, differentiation, and squamous cell carcinogenesis.