Stephen J. Tapscott, MD, PhD

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Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Professor of Neurology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Dr. Tapscott obtained an MD 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 Division of Human Biology 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 repeats in the genome, genomic rearrangements in cancer, and cellular and genetic therapies of muscular dystrophies. Dr. Tapscott is on the scientific advisory boards of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Brain Tumor Association, and the Hereditary Disease Foundation, and is an Associate Editor of Developmental Cell.