Der Lab Volunteers at Family House

Members of the Der Lab recently volunteered to cook dinner at SECU Family House in Chapel Hill.  SECU Family House is a safe, nurturing, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life-saving procedures and serious illnesses. They help people across North Carolina and beyond in times … Continue reading Der Lab Volunteers at Family House

UNC’s Running RAScals at PurpleStride 5K

The Running RAScals (aka the Der Lab at UNC Lineberger & Friends) participated in this year’s PanCAN #PurpleStride run on Saturday.  This 5k run raises money to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  The team, organized by Kirsten Bryant, raised $12,998 to support Pancreatic Cancer Research, coming in Second in overall fundraising!

Der Lab Participates in Tar Heel 10 Miler

This past Saturday several members of the Der Lab participated in the Tar Heel 10 Miler.  The Tar Heel 10 Miler benefits the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA’s We Build People Campaign.  The lab runners included postdocs Kirsten Bryant, Clint Stalnecker, Andrew Waters, and Bjoern Papke, graduate student Nate Diehl, and … Continue reading Der Lab Participates in Tar Heel 10 Miler

Leanna Gentry defends phd thesis

On September 3rd Leanna Gentry, from the Department of Pharmacology, defended her thesis entitled “Targeting the Ras-Ral effector pathway for cancer treatment."  Leanna is the 23rd graduating member of the Der Lab, and will continue her scientific pursuits as she begins work at CATO Research.  After the defense the Lab members treated Leanna to a fabulous … Continue reading Leanna Gentry defends phd thesis

2015 Ras Beach Retreat

Members of the Der, Cox and Campbell labs at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and members of the Wood, Onaitis, and Counter labs at Duke University, the Kashatus Lab at University of Virginia, and the Lim Lab at Washington University St. Louis came together at Emerald Isle for their annual scientific retreat July 26-29. Monday, July 27 9:00-9:20        Minu Ramanan (Campbell lab) … Continue reading 2015 Ras Beach Retreat

#PurpleStride 5k Photos are here!

The Research RAScals (aka the Der Lab at UNC Lineberger & Friends) participated in this year’s PanCAN #PurpleStride run!  Everyone had a blast at the race and Dr. Der came in 3rd place for his age group! The team, organized by Kirsten Bryant, raised $9,054 to support Pancreatic Cancer Research, coming in Second in overall fundraising!

Join us this Saturday for the PanCAN #PurpleStride run!

It's not too late to join us -- the Research RAScals (aka the Der Lab at UNC Lineberger) -- as we participate in this year's PanCAN #PurpleStride run! The team, organized by Kirsten Bryant, has already raised $5,624 so far and we hope to raise even more by this Saturday. Location: NC State - Centennial Campus Registration … Continue reading Join us this Saturday for the PanCAN #PurpleStride run!

Join the Research RAScals and fight pancreatic cancer on May 16, 2015!

It is that time of year again, PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham will take place on May 16, 2015 at North Carolina State University Centennial Campus. Kirsten Bryant is organizing our efforts. This year we will be inviting other labs to join our team which has been re-branded as the Research RAScals. Please sign up soon as possible … Continue reading Join the Research RAScals and fight pancreatic cancer on May 16, 2015!

Der Lab Hosts Local Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Affiliate Meeting

Last night, the Der lab welcomed members and guests of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Raleigh-Durham Affiliate (PanCAN) for a talk and tour at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nestled in the Pagano Conference Room, Ronny Thomas, PanCAN Raleigh-Durham Affiliate Chair, introduced the night's speakers. As a Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and … Continue reading Der Lab Hosts Local Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Affiliate Meeting

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