Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico, MD
Year elected: 2017
Current membership category: Active
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States of America
Phone: 507-255-0285
Email: fernandezzapico.martin@mayo.edu

Biographical statement

Dr. Fernandez-Zapico is a Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic. His research program seeks to understand of the molecular mechanisms regulating pancreatic cancer, a devastating disease predicted to be the second cause of cancer death in 2030. His thematic interests include: (1) the discovery and characterization of new epigenetic pathways regulating pancreatic tumor microenvironment, in particular the inflammatory and pro-fibrogenic response within this cellular compartment; (2) define the role of nuclear organization in the aberrant activation of oncogenic gene expression and its impact in the development pancreatic cancer; and (3) identification of new transcriptional complexes mediating KRAS induced pancreatic carcinogenesis.

Institutional affiliations

Mayo Clinic (Primary)

Specialties

Cancer Biology