A Conversation with Gina DeNicola, Ph.D

Gina Denicola, Ph.D.
Gina DeNicola is Assistant Professor of Cell Biology at the Moffit Cancer Center located at the University of South Florida. Formerly she was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Lewis Cantley at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. DeNicola obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Pennsylvania State University and a doctoral degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. During her graduate years in the lab of Dr. David Tuveson, Dr. DeNicola identified and characterized the regulation of the NRF2 transcription factor by the oncogene K-RAS in mouse models of pancreatic cancer and human tumor samples. Dr. DeNicola’s postdoctoral research is focused on understanding the regulation of non-small cell lung cancer metabolism by NRF2 and identifying metabolic targets for cancer treatment. Dr. DeNicola is the recipient of the 2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Award. Gina was a Hope Funds for Cancer Research Fellow from July 2012 – June 2014.