Enrique Velazquez-Villarreal, MD, PhD, MPH, MS

Enrique Velazquez-Villarreal, MD, PhD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Abstract 5749. Single-cell whole-genome sequencing to assess tumor heterogeneity in endometrial cancer.

What are your long-term career objectives?

To secure a tenure track position and expand my research in precision medicine by implementing single-cell NGS in molecular profiling for cancer patient treatment recommendations in cancer disparities.

Please share information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your research over the last two years. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected my research notoriously. My lab has limited in-person activities, research, and training have been disrupted. Samples have been stuck in the pipelines, waiting for being sequenced at multi-omics level. This has caused a decrease of data production and delayed potential publications and grant applications.