Skip to main content
Sign In

You have reached the Web site for the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado Denver.

Pathology Banner Image


Cancer Biology Program Students

Year you started the UC Denver Cancer Biology Program:


Why you chose the UC Denver Cancer Biology Program:

Awesome city!  The energy of the campus and the synergy between the clinical and the basic research faculty in the program was a big draw.

What labs you rotated in:

Bryan Haugen, MD PhD

Doug Graham, MD PhD

Andrew Thorburn, PhD

Raphael Nemenoff, PhD

What lab you joined and why:

I joined the Nemenoff lab because of their balance between in vitro and in vivo approaches to lung cancer research.

Short description of your project:

I am exploring the role of cPLA2 in the tumor microenvironment in lung cancer and how it contributes to tumor progression and metastasis.

Where you attended undergraduate and what your major / minor(s) were:

Gettysburg College

BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2007).

What you did (if anything) between undergraduate and graduate school:

I graduated early so I moved to Vail to be a snowboard instructor at Beaver Creek for the season and then came 'straight' to grad school.

Other school affiliated activities / clubs you are involved in:


What you like to do outside of school:

I love to surf, snowboard, teach snowboarding, brew beer, go to beer festivals, camping, hiking, world traveling, listening / making music, concerts, Broncos / Rockies / Nuggets games.