Dr. Cheryl Keller Capone is an Associate Research Professor at Penn State University with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology also from Penn State University. She is currently using genomics to study blood cell development with an overall research goal of understanding gene regulation in mammals. In total, she has over 24 years of scientific research experience in several different areas, including muscle development, neuroscience, and mitochondrial DNA forensics. She is also a former collegiate level runner and a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
On a more personal level, Cheryl suffered from widespread persistent pain for more than six years. With the help of two compassionate clinicians and a lot of strength training, she made a full recovery and is now back to running, cycling, and swimming. She currently resides in State College, PA.