Nate Diehl was awarded an NCI F30 Individual Predoctoral MD/Ph.D. fellowship entitled “Validation of WEE1 kinase as a clinical target in KRAS-mutant pancreatic cancer”. Jenny Klomp, Ph.D., was awarded an NCI F32 Individual Postdoctoral fellowship entitled “Defining the roles of the ERK MAPK in driving KRAS-mutant pancreatic cancer growth”. Congratulations to you both!
This summer, the Der, Cox, Campbell, and Counter labs visited Emerald Isle, NC. Together they spent three days giving talks, getting to know one another, and discussing upcoming projects.
Der Lab Berlin has been officially established at Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany. Charité was established in 1710 by King Frederick I of Prussia, in preparation for the bubonic plague. It was later used as a charity hospital for the poor and eventually integrated as a teaching hospital for Universitätsmedizin Berlin in 1828. It has … Continue reading Der Lab Berlin
In the journal Cancer Cell, UNC Lineberger's Channing Der, PhD, and colleagues described how pancreatic cancer may develop resistance to ERK inhibitors in pancreatic cancer. November 16, 2018 Despite decades of research, treatments that can target a common mutation in the most frequently diagnosed type of pancreatic cancer have remained elusive. Now, University of North … Continue reading UNC Lineberger Writes: Researchers identify resistance mechanism to possible pancreatic cancer treatment
In November of 2017, the Der Lab was granted $30,000 from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc. to aid graduate student stipend support. This award will support Irem Dagliyan, who is completing her graduate research in the Department of Pharmacology. Irem’s research is focused on the RAF protein kinases, key effectors of KRAS-driven pancreatic cancer … Continue reading Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation Support Der Lab
Dr. Channing Der and the rest of the lab were featured in an article on the Carolina Scientific blog. The article highlights the science the lab is developing as well as the motivation behind the work for many members of the lab. To see the full article visit the Carolina Scientific website here: http://www.carolinascientific.org/blog/2016/3/6/karriuinq0hkifsfj50nznalaiqxup The Carolina … Continue reading Purple is the New Black
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
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!
Meagan Ryan, of the Der and Cox labs, was recently awarded a NIH fellowship grant (F31) for her application entitled "Defining the Role of ERK1 and ERK2 in pancreatic cancer". The current focus of Ryan's research is ERK1/2 signalling in pancreatic cancer and melanoma. Well done Meagan!
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