Lab Graduations

Tori and Rolf


Victoria Cruz (Burton)

Ph.D., Cancer Biology
Thesis: Loss of TBK1 kinase function improves disease outcomes in pancreatic cancer and metabolic syndrome

Mary Topalovski with Dr. Brekken


Mary Topalovski

Ph.D., Cancer Biology
Thesis: Fibulin-5 promotes pancreatic tumor growth through inhibition of integrin-induced ROS
Currently a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD.

Kristina Aguilera with Dr. Brekken


Kristina Aguilera

Ph.D., Cancer Biology
Thesis: Inhibition of Discoidin Domain Receptor 1 Reduces Collagen-Mediated Tumorigenicity in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Currently a Scientist at BerGenBio, Bergen, Norway.

Kristi Lynn and Laura Sullivan with Dr. Brekken


Kristi Lynn and Laura Sullivan

Kristi Lynn
Ph.D., Cancer Biology
Thesis: Anti-VEGF Therapy Modulates Immune Cell Infiltration and Function in Multiple Breast Cancer Models
Currently a technology analyst at the Technology Transfer Office at UT Southwestern.

Laura Sullivan
Ph.D., Cancer Biology
Thesis: Anti-Angiogenic Therapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Characterizing a New Therapy and Investigating Potential Mechanisms of Resistance
Currently a consultant/analyst for ClearView Healthcare Partners, Newton, Mass.

Marie Schluterman with Dr. Brekken


Marie Schluterman

Ph.D., Integrative Biology
Thesis: Novel Function for Fibulin-5 in Controlling Integrin-Induced ROS Production: Implications on Angiogenesis and Cancer
Currently a postdoctoral fellow at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.


Shanna Arnold

Ph.D., Integrative Biology
Thesis: SPARC: a Matricellular Regulator of the Tumor Microenvironment
Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University.