The Karpen Lab


David Acevedo

Labratory Manager

ChIP-seq extraordinaire
DAcevedo (at) lbl (dot) gov

Aniek Janssen, Ph.D.


Generating a single double-strand break system to study the DNA damage response
AJanssen (at) lbl (dot) gov

Lori Salles,

Senior Adminisatrator

Organizer of all things Karpen
LESalles (at) lbl (dot) gov

Weiguo Zhang, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Mutual protection of Cenp-A and HJURP centromeric proteins from degradation by the proteasome
wzhang2 (at) lbl (dot) gov

Gary Karpen, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Head Honcho
GHKarpen (at) lbl (dot) gov

Serafin Colmenares, Ph.D.

Project Scientist

Environmental epigenetics
SUColmenares (at) lbl (dot) gov

Kyle Mills,

Graduate Student

Long noncoding RNAs in heterochromatin formation and maintenance
WKMills (at) lbl (dot) gov

Joel Swenson, Ph.D.


Novel regulation of heterochromatin proteins
JMSwenson (at) lbl (dot) gov

Past Members

Rafa Ribeiro

Visiting Graduate Student

from State University of Campinas, Brazil

Thomas Van Emden

Masters Student

from VU University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Annelot Van der Meulen

Visiting Scholar

from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Elaine Dunleavy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Now an Honorary Lecturer at the Center for Chromosome Biology in Galway, Ireland

Aki Minoda, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Now a Unit Leader at RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Epigenome Technology Exploration Unit in Japan

Irene Chiolo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Now an assistant professor of Molecular and Computational Biology at the University of Southern California