Terence Capellini, PhD

Harvard University

Terence D. Capellini is the Richard B. Wolf Associate Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He acquired his Ph.D from the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (C.U.N.Y), and performed post-doctoral research in the Kingsley laboratory at Stanford University. His interdiscipinary lab bridges functional genomics and genetics, developmental biology, medical genetics and paleoanthropology. His lab is currently focusing on how gene regulation shapes different bones of the skeleton, how interbreeding with Neandertals facilitated human skeletal adaptations, and most applicable, how alterations to gene regulation during human evolution have influenced the modern world-wide risk of joint-specific osteoarthritis.