Moritz Schlapansky received his Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Vienna in 2020. He worked in the laboratory of Professor Michael McManus at UCSF, focusing on the development of a novel genetic screening paradigm and targeted sequencing approaches in order to decipher cell state transitions. Moritz joined the Corn Lab as a PhD student in July 2020. He is using the CRISPR toolbox to delineate genetic interactions that could inspire new cancer therapeutics. Moritz’ research interests include functional genomics, therapeutic gene editing and cancer biology, with a special focus on technology development.