DeNardo Lab Personnel

Current Members

David DeNardo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Medicine

David G. DeNardo, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Pathology/Immunology




Brett Knolhoff

Research Lab Supervisor


Keeping David and others in line!

Xiuting Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Therapeutic targeting of PDAC to improve response to immunotherapy


Brett Herzog, M.D. Ph.D.

Instructor of Medicine - Postdoctoral Fellow


Reprogramming tumor microenvironment in lung cancer


Chong Zuo

Graduate Student (G6), Molecular Cell Biology


Macrophage proliferation control and pancreatic cancer



John Baer

Graduate Student (G5), Molecular Cell Biology 


Understanding origin-specific contributions of macrophages to tumorigenesis



Varintra Krisnawan

Graduate Student (G4), Immunology MSTP Program


Role of fibrosis in response to radiation therapy.


Marcus Breden

Research Associate


Clinical sample processing and banking.


Jad Belle

Graduate Student (G3), MGG MSTP Program

Role of fibroblast subsets in pancreas cancer progression.


Graham Hogg

Graduate Student (G3), Immunology MSTP Program

Tumor associated dendritic cells

JB2Natalie Kingston

Graduate Student (G1), Immunology MSTP Program

Tumor Immunology


Angela Alarcon

Research Assistant

Macrophage Biology



Savannah Bogner

Research Assistant

Pre-clinical Animal Modeling

Liang-I Kang , M.D. Ph.D.

Physician Scientist Training Program - Postdoctoral Fellow

Role of liver microenvironment in metastatic cancer


James Bond RXm

Resident immunostaining agent




Samarth Hegde

Graduate Student, Molecular Cell Biology

Dysfunctional CD8 T cell immune surveillance in early pancreatic cancer

Current position: Postdoctoral scholar, Mt. Sinai



Roheena Panni, M.D.

Surgical Oncology Research Fellow 

Reprogramming tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer

Current position: Surgical fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering


John Herndon B.S.

Staff Scientist

Scientific collaborations within university and outside, using reagents and techniques for targeted immunotherapy

 Current position: Department of Surgery, Washington University


Yu Zhu DeNardo Lab

Yu Zhu, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, Molecular Cell Biology (2017)

Ontogeny of macrophages in pancreatic cancer

Current Position: Postdoctoral scholar, Stanford University


Melissa Meyer DeNardo Lab

Melissa Meyer, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, Molecular Cell Biology

 Tumor-induced changes in dendritic cell differentiation  

Current Position: Postdoctoral scholar, La Jolla Institute for allergy and immunology


Hong Jiang

Hong Jiang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow


Current Position: Assistant Professor Sichuan University



 John Mitchem, MD

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery and Immunology   University of Missouri


Alston James, MD

Surgical Oncology Research Fellow 

Dendritic cell reprograming.

Current position: Surgical fellow, Washington University

Katherine Alexander

Current Position: Medical Student


Kyung Bae Lee (Kevin)

Current Position: Medical Student