Doctor Francesca Capon obtained a BSc in biological sciences (1992) and PhD in medical genetics (1999) from La Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy. Her interest in the genetics of psoriasis brought her to the United Kingdom. She first moved to the University of Leicester as a Wellcome Trust Traveling Research Fellow (2001), then took on a Lectureship in human molecular genetics at University College London (2004). She joined King’s College London in 2006 as a lecturer, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2014, and to Reader (Associate Professor) in 2018. Her main research interest is the genetic basis of psoriasis. In recent years, the Capon Lab has been concentrating on two main research lines: the identification of disease genes in pustular forms of psoriasis and the role of interleukin-36 in the pathogenesis of pustular and plaque psoriasis. This research has been published in high-impact journals including the American Journal of Human Genetics, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Science Translational Medicine.
Areas of Interest
Genetics and transcriptomics.
IPC Committees / Groups
Pustular Psoriasis Working Group
Involvement with Other Organization(s)
Contributed to events organised by the Psoriasis Association of the United Kingdom.