Mario Andres Blanco, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Abstract 2960. KAT6A and ENL form an epigenetic transcriptional control module to drive critical leukemogenic gene expression programs.

What are your long-term goals? 

My long-term goals are to advance our understanding of how cell identity programs go awry in cancer, identify novel vulnerabilities, and help advance the development of therapeutics targeting these vulnerabilities.

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

Like everyone, we have faced difficulties due to the pandemic. Our research operations were almost completely shut down for months, and we operated at partial capacity for months thereafter. We lost numerous experiments, data, and components of projects. However, we persevered and are doing our best to keep going to the fullest of our abilities.