Tony Capra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He also has appointments in the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Center for Structural Biology, and Department of Biomedical Informatics. He uses the tools of computer science and statistics to address problems in genetics, evolution, and biomedicine. Current research in his group is focused on studying the processes that have driven recent human evolution and integrating diverse biological data to generate testable hypotheses about the functions of genetic variants, with a particular focus on gene regulation. Capra received a Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University under the supervision of Mona Singh in 2009. After getting his Ph.D., he trained in comparative human genomics as a postdoc with Katherine Pollard at the Gladstone Institutes and the UC San Francisco until 2013.