Gina DeNicola | Gina.DeNicola@moffitt.org
Interim Chair and Associate Member, Department of Metabolism & Physiology
Leader, Metabolism Program
Gina received her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the regulation of NRF2 by oncogenic signaling in the laboratory of David Tuveson. She did her postdoctoral work with Lewis Cantley, where she examined the regulation of cellular metabolism by NRF2. In May 2016 she established her own lab at Moffitt Cancer Center. In 2022, she took over as interim chair of the Metabolism & Physiology Department and in 2023 she was appointed as Leader of the Metabolism Program.
Samantha Caldwell | Samantha.Caldwell@moffitt.org
Research Associate II
Samantha has a B.S. from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked as a veterinary technician but decided to take her career another direction and focus on research. She aims to expand her knowledge in metabolism in cancer working with experimental mouse models.
Sang Jun Yoon | SangJun.Yoon@Moffitt.org
Sang Jun received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Analysis from Prof. Sung Won Kwon’s laboratory at the Seoul National University in the Republic of Korea. During this time, he applied LC-MS/MS and GC-MS to the study of lipidomics and metabolomics on diverse clinical samples. He is interested in understanding metabolism through the comprehensive interrogation of mass spectrometry based stable isotope labeling and biological phenotypes.
Yumi Kim | Yumi.Kim@moffitt.org
Yumi received her PhD in the Biochemistry from the College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University where she studied the regulation of lipid metabolism by natural products in pancreatic cancer in the laboratory of Hyeung Jin Jang. She did her postdoctoral work with Chang Hwa Jung, where she discovered the impaired autophagy flux in the aging lung, and also studied the role of IDH2 in longevity and aging in skeletal muscle. She now wants to explore cancer metabolism intensively. Her project in the DeNicola lab focuses on identifying key molecules for metabolic reprogramming and cancer progression using organoid models.
Lejin Sun | Lejin.Sun@Moffitt.org
Lejin obtained her B.S. from the University of South Florida, majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. She is interested in understanding the different biochemical and metabolic pathways involved in tumorigenesis. Her project in the DeNicola lab is focused on understanding how ATF4 responds to amino acid limitation.
Shravani Inampudi |
Shravani Inampudi is pursuing her bachelors in biomedical sciences at the University of South Florida. She is working alongside Dr. Yumi Kim as she studies the role of serine biosynthesis in pancreatic tumorigenesis using organoid culture models. In the future, she plans on attending medical school and becoming a physician.
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