DeNardo Lab Personnel

Current Members

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

David G. DeNardo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine




Brett Knolhoff

Research Associate



Hong Jiang

Hong Jiang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow


Therapeutic targeting of oncogenic pathways to improve checkpoint immunotherapy 



Samarth Hegde

Graduate Student, Molecular Cell Biology


Dysfunctional CD8 T cell immune surveillance in early pancreatic cancer


John Herndon

Staff Scientist


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



Chong Zuo

Graduate Student, Molecular Cell Biology


Macrophage proliferation control and pancreatic cancer



Roheena Panni, M.D.

Surgical Oncology Research Fellow  


Reprogramming tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer



John Baer

Graduate Student, Molecular Cell Biology 


Understanding origin-specific contributions of macrophages to tumorigenesis



Varintra Krisnawan

Graduate Student, Immunology MSTP Program




Marcus Breden

Research Associate



KL2Kyung Bae Lee (Kevin)

Undergraduate Research Assistant



James Bond RXm

Resident immunostaining agent



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



Katherine Alexander

Undergraduate Research Assistant