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

Nate Diehl Awarded at Postdoc Day

Der Lab member, Nate Diehl, recently attended the 45th Annual Postdoc Faculty Research Day-- a symposium run primarily by the ITCMS Postdoc trainees and welcome to all of UNC Lineberger trainees and graduate students. Nate was awarded for Best Graduate Student Poster. He presented on Life without KRAS: profiling the KRAS-dependent kinome to identify novel therapeutic vulnerabilities … Continue reading Nate Diehl Awarded at Postdoc Day

Der Lab Publishes in Cancer Discovery

UNC Lineberger’s Channing Der, PhD, and Antje Schaefer, PhD. UNC UNC Lineberger's Channing Der, Ph.D. Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology was the co-corresponding author of a paper published in Cancer Discovery. Antje Schaefer, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, … Continue reading Der Lab Publishes in Cancer Discovery

Der Lab Goes Purple for Pancreatic Awareness

For the month of November, the Der and Cox labs have gone purely purple. The dress code is inspired by the official pancreatic cancer ribbon and is worn all month to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer. See ABC 11's interview with Dr. Jen Jen Yeh and Dr. Kirsten Bryant here. Photos courtesy of the UNC … Continue reading Der Lab Goes Purple for Pancreatic Awareness