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September 2023: The DelGiorno Laboratory welcomes new members: undergraduate Katie Gell, and technicians Sabrina Torbit and Dr. Brenda Jarvis!

August 2023: Graduate student Amanda Ruelas is chosen to present her work at the world’s first Tuft Cells Meeting in Giessen, Germany AND receives a travel award

August 2023: The DelGiorno Laboratory welcomes new Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Katherine Ankenbaur!

June 2023: Gut podcast released: Interview with Dr. DelGiorno on new publication “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness: single cell transcriptomics sheds new light on pancreas biology and disease”

June 2023: The DelGiorno Laboratory welcomes Aspirenauts Sabrina Newenham and JoAnna Dennis!

May 2023: Jiayue Liu accepted into prestigious summer internship: Summer Institute in Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, Blavatnik Institute

March 2023: Amelia Cephas publishes first author review in Gut!

November 2022: Dr. DelGiorno and Amanda Ruelas are chosen to speak at the American Pancreatic Association Annual Meeting

August 2022: Dr. DelGiorno interviewed for the Purple Rainbow Podcast on her laboratory’s work on pancreatic cancer

August 2022: Dr. DelGiorno awarded a poster award at the 2022 FASEB Meeting: Making and Breaking the Gut, Steamboat Colorado

June 2022: Jiayue Liu accepted into the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute AI Summer

June 2022: The DelGiorno Laboratory welcomes Aspirenaut Katie Gell!

June 2022: The DelGiorno Laboratory is awarded a Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center pilot and feasibility award (year 2)

April 2022: Dr. DelGiorno wins a shark-tank style competition for pilot funding from the VICC Ambassadors

April 2022: Amelia Cephas receives IMSD T32 fellowship

April 2022: Amanda M Ruelas receives IMSD T32 fellowship

April, 2022: Amelia Cephas and Amanda M Ruelas joins the DelGiorno Lab!

April, 2022: Leah Caplan publishes her first author paper “Enteroendocrine Cell Formation Is an Early Event in Pancreatic Tumorigenesis

March 2022: Dr. DelGiorno and Dr. Jyotsana receive the DoD-Partnering PI-Idea Development Award for pancreatic cancer translational research.

March, 2022: DelGiorno Lab publishes the very first characterization and role of various eicosanoids during the progression of pancreatic cancer in GastroHep Advances. 

February, 2022: DelGiorno lab publishes a review on the role of cystine transporter SLC7A11 in cancer in Frontiers of Oncology

November 2021: DelGiorno Lab welcomes rotation students, Amelia Cephas and Jeremy F Kane.

October 2021: DelGiorno Lab publishes “ Single-Cell Transcriptomics Reveals a Conserved Metaplasia Program in Pancreatic Injury” in Gastroenterology!

October 2021: DelGiorno Laboratory awarded Sky Foundation pilot funding

September 2021: Leah Caplan receives the APA 2021 Young Investigator Award

September 2021: Dr. DelGiorno receives the APA 2021 Young Investigator Award

September 2021: The DelGiorno Laboratory receives an NIGMS MIRA R35

August 2021: DelGiorno laboratory awarded an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant pilot award to study the role of TBXA2R in pancreatic cancer.

July 2021: Leah Caplan appointed to the Integrated Biological Systems Training in Oncology Training Grant

July 2021: DelGiorno Laboratory awarded a VICC SPORE in Gastrointestinal Cancer, Career Enhancement Award to diagnose and target IPMNs using extracellular vesicles and nanotechnology.

July 2021: Dr. DelGiorno awarded an American Gastroenterological Association Research Scholar Award to investigate the role of epithelial heterogeneity in pancreas tissue injury and tumorigenesis.

Meet Our Awardees

June 2021: Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Award for studying epithelial heterogeneity in pancreas tissue injury and regeneration.

June 2021: Jiayue Liu accepted into the NIH/NIDDK dkNET Summer of Data Student Program, Olivia Ben-Levy selected to participate in the Vanderbilt Immersive Experience, Summer Fellowship

May 2021: Dr. Nidhi Jyotsana appointed to Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

February 2021: The lab welcomes undergraduate student Kenny Ta.

February 2021: The lab welcomes undergraduate student Jiayue Liu.

February 2021: The lab welcomes undergraduate student Olivia N Ben-Levy.

January 2021: The lab welcomes rotation student Leah Caplan.

November 2020: Zhengzhi Li (George) joins DelGiorno Lab as Lab Manager

October 2020: Dr. Nidhi Jyotsana receives VINSE Pilot Funding to study targeting pancreatic cancer using lipid nanoparticle-RNA technology

September 2020: Dr. Nidhi Jyotsana joins the DelGiorno Laboratory as a Staff Scientist