PanCAN PurpleStride 04 -29 -2023

PurpleStride is the number one way the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan) raises money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy, and nationwide volunteer support. On Saturday, April 29, 2023, 60 PurpleStride events took place across the country to honor pancreatic cancer survivors, families, and caregivers, as … Continue reading PanCAN PurpleStride 04 -29 -2023

Amber Mercedes Amparo Presentation

Amber Amparo successfully defended her senior honors thesis "Targeting mitochondrial function as a therapeutic approach for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma" on Monday, April 3rd. This thesis is a culmination of her undergraduate research in the lab of Dr. Channing Der and under the mentorship of Dr. Kristina Drizyte-Miller. Amber received the highest honors distinction from her thesis … Continue reading Amber Mercedes Amparo Presentation


Congratulations to the running RAScals for being the third fastest team at the Blue Ribbon Run this weekend! We have some marathon heroes to be proud of: Coming in first place for the Running RAScals and first place in his age group was Clint Stalnecker.  Additionally, big congrats to first time individual medalist Kristė Drizyte-Miller, who placed third … Continue reading DER LAB BLUE RIBBON RUN 2023

Der Lab Member Successfully Defends

Jane Ye Sol Lee successfully defended her doctoral thesis on December 16th, 2022. Jane's research was on Inhibiting KRAS and the DNA damage response in pancreatic cancer. The Der, Cox, and Bryant labs, along with friends and family of the new Dr. Jane Lee, will meet at 3:00 for food and celebration. Congratulations, Dr. Lee!

Der and Bryant Lab Member Presents

Graduate student and Der and Bryant lab member, Jonathan DeLiberty presents on Friday, March 25th at noon. This presentation, part of the UNC Pharmacology Graduate Student Research Seminar Series, will be on Characterization of autophagy inhibition as a therapeutic strategy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Best of luck, Jonathan!

Der Lab Wears Purple for Pancreatic Cancer

The labs of Der, Cox, Bryant, Pylayeva-Gupta and Yeh gathered outside of the Mary Ellen Jones building on Thursday, November 18th for the National Day of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, part of the larger Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The Der/Cox/Bryant supergroup dresses in purple all month long to promote awareness of the topic. Thank you for … Continue reading Der Lab Wears Purple for Pancreatic Cancer