Jeran Stratford Receives his PhD

Jeran with mentors, Jen Jen Yeh (L) and Channing Der (R). Jeran Stratford, a member of Jen Jen Yeh and Channing Der's labs received his PhD after successfully defending his thesis July 3, 2014. The title of his thesis was "Aberrant gene expression: diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for pancreatic cancer." Jeran's mom flew all … Continue reading Jeran Stratford Receives his PhD

Der Lab Participates in the Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride 5K

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Raleigh Purple Stride 5K was a success with great weather and a large turnout at NC State Centennial Campus this past Saturday. With 17 members, the Der lab team raised $12,045 and ranked second in fundraising, while our colleagues on Team UNC led the way raising $15,446, ranking #1 out … Continue reading Der Lab Participates in the Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride 5K

Tikvah Hayes Honored with AACR 2014 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award

Congrats to Tikvah Hayes, honored with 2014 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award by @AACR! She's presenting research @ #AACR14 today April 8, 2014. Tikvah K. Hayes, B.A., Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC “Currently, my research goals entail expanding my knowledge in the field of cancer biology, diversifying my experimental technique, … Continue reading Tikvah Hayes Honored with AACR 2014 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award

Join us on May 17 for the Purple Stride Raleigh-Durham!

Kirsten Bryant of the Der lab has organized a team for the Purple Stride Raleigh-Durham. It's a 5K run scheduled for May 17th  at the NC State Centennial Campus. Aside from the fact that this organization supports research, Kirsten chose to support the pancreatic cancer action network because of the resources they provide for patients.  … Continue reading Join us on May 17 for the Purple Stride Raleigh-Durham!

Channing J. Der Co-Chairs AACR RAS Oncogenes: From Biology to Therapy Feb. 24-27, 2014 | Lake Buena Vista, FL

RAS Oncogenes: From Biology to Therapy February 24-27, 2014 Disney Yacht Club Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 6 Advance registration deadline: Monday, January 13 CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRPERSONS: Frank McCormick, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA Dafna Bar-Sagi, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY Channing … Continue reading Channing J. Der Co-Chairs AACR RAS Oncogenes: From Biology to Therapy Feb. 24-27, 2014 | Lake Buena Vista, FL

Der Lab Collaborator Featured on Cover of Genes & Cancer

Lauren Huff, a member of Dr. Adrienne Cox's lab at UNC Lineberger and frequent collaborator of the Der lab, is featured on the latest issue of Genes & Cancer (Nov/Dec 2013). Lauren successfully defended her thesis November 4, 2013. She is the first author of the following article. The Role of Ect2 Nuclear RhoGEF Activity … Continue reading Der Lab Collaborator Featured on Cover of Genes & Cancer

Der Lab Members’ Article Featured on Cover of Molecular Cell

Channing Der (PhD, Molecular Therapeutics) in collaboration with David Reiner (PhD, Department of Pharmacology) published “Ral and Rheb GAPs integrate mTOR and GTPase signaling in aging, autophagy, and tumor cell invasion” in Molecular Cell. The study, led by graduate student Timothy Martin, outlines an unexpected connection between two signaling networks, the Ral small GTPases and … Continue reading Der Lab Members’ Article Featured on Cover of Molecular Cell