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Kahlilia Morris-Blanco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Research Building 364
415 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Research Interest

Dr. Morris-Blanco’s laboratory investigates epigenetic mechanisms involved in stroke pathophysiology by examining the interplay between spatial and temporal epigenetic dynamics, transcriptional regulation, and mitochondrial function in the post-stroke brain. Using both in vitro and in vivo experimental stroke models, they employ gene-specific and genome wide assessments of epigenomic organization, single-cell omics, metabolomics, and functional assessments of mitochondria and neuroprotection. Dr. Morris-Blanco is especially interested in using these mechanistic studies to develop novel treatment strategies, with the goal of translating epigenetic therapies to the clinic.

Lab Members

Hui-TingHuangPostdoctoral Fellow
ElizabethNiUndergraduate Student
DhruvParikhGraduate Student
SylwiaPietrzakResearch Specialistsylwia.pietrzak@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
HafsaRanaResearch Intern
JacksonSimpsonUndergraduate Student
EzanaTedlaUndergraduate Student
EricXuResearch Intern