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
DER LAB BLUE RIBBON RUN 2023
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
MASS Spec Seminar Series
Please welcome Clint Stalnecker to the Mass Spec Seminar Series. The event will occur at Mary Ellen Jones Building 3116 tomorrow, 3/23, at 11:30am. Clint Stalnecker will be presenting a talk about a systems-wide analysis he performed with his team in KRAS mutant cancers to have a greater understanding on how mutant KRAS drives cancer … Continue reading MASS Spec Seminar Series
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 Lab Goes Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month and, per their annual tradition, the Der lab has gone purple! Members gathered in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center atrium to pose in their color.
KRAS Kickers Visit Der Lab
The KRAS Kickers, represented by Chris and Terri Conneran, visited the Der lab at UNC Lineberger on Monday, November 7th to tour the lab and lunch with lab members. KRAS Kickers are a non profit organization operated by patients who provide knowledge and advocacy for patients with the KRAS oncogene or other cancer types. You … Continue reading KRAS Kickers Visit Der Lab
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
Der Lab Members Raise Funds for Cancer Research
Amber Amparo and Kayla Snare raised money for cancer research.