Rishabh Kapoor

Rishabh Kapoor

Graduate Student



B.S. Stanford University

Research Interests:

I completed my undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from Stanford, with a minor in Education. My undergraduate research focused on the mechanisms underlying the transcriptional activation of the zygotic genome in early Xenopus development. As a Systems, Synthetic and Quantitative Biology PhD student, I now find myself increasingly fascinated by evolutionary biology and am looking for ways to bridge my interests in molecular and evolutionary mechanisms. I am supported by a Graduate Research Training Fellowship (GRFP) funded by the National Science Foundation.

Other Publications:

The DNA-to-cytoplasm ratio broadly activates zygotic gene expression in Xenopus. D. Jukam, R.R. Kapoor, A. F. Straight, J.M. Skotheim. Current Biology 31(19):4269-4281 (2021)