Welcome to the Blenis Lab

Dr. Blenis’ laboratory studies how cells sense and integrate cues to maintain cellular homeostasis.  The Blenis lab is particularly interested in understanding how these mechanisms are hijacked by cancer cells to promote tumorigenesis and drug resistance. The lab utilizes state of the art technologies to look at and manipulate these pathways, as well as, different cell-based and mouse models of cancer. The Blenis lab also has a long lasting interest in the study of a rare lung disease, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), that mostly affects women of childbearing age and for which the Blenis lab has developed a unique mouse model. Dr. Blenis’ laboratory is part of the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, a newly created cancer center in the heart of NYC. Dr. Blenis is also part of the Department of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medicine and affiliated with the Tri-Institutional training programs (centered among three premier New York institutions, Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Rockefeller University).