Professor, Human Biology Division; Member, Clinical Research Division
Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Washington
Dr. Tapscott obtained an M.D. and Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed medical internship and neurology residency. He completed postdoctoral studies with Dr. Harold Weintraub at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, where he is currently a Member in the Divisions of Human Biology and Clinical Research, and a Professor of Neurology at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the regulation of gene expression during cell differentiation using myogenesis and neurogenesis as model systems. In addition, his lab has active programs in the role of triplet and macrosatellite repeats in the genome, epigenetic regulation in development and in cancer, and cellular and genetic therapies for muscular dystrophies. Dr. Tapscott serves on the scientific advisory boards of the American Brain Tumor Association and the Max Planck Institute Bad Nauheim in Germany. He is also an Advisory Council Member at the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and on the Editorial Boards of Developmental Cell and Muscle & Nerve.
Amy received her B.A. in Biology and Anthropology from Bowdoin College and worked at Fred Hutch for 2 years before joining UW's Molecular and Cellular Biology Ph.D. program in 2017. She is most interested in the regulation of DUX4 and the mechanism by which DUX4 modulates cells' immune responses. When not in lab she loves to bike, kayak, and hammock her way throughout Seattle.
Sean has a B.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington and currently assists with projects in the Tapscott Lab and helps with day to day operations.