Allison Bischoff

Allison Bischoff

Graduate Student


I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2021 with a B.S. in Molecular Genetics. During my time at Ohio State, I investigated the role of commensal gut microbiome disruption in mediating stress-induced immune and neurodevelopmental changes during pregnancy. In the Pasca di Magliano lab, I use my previous experiences in immunology and genetics to inform my research into developmental pathways that program the tumor-immune microenvironment in pancreatic cancer.

Research Interests

I study the role of evolutionarily conserved developmental pathways in dictating fibroblast phenotypes in the pancreatic tumor microenvironment. Beyond their role in embryonic development, pathways such as Notch and Wnt signaling play critical roles in regulating cell fate throughout our lifespan. By modulating these pathways in vivo, I hope to elucidate ways to reprogram cancer-associated fibroblasts to adopt tumor-restricting phenotypes in the context of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. 


Single-cell RNA-sequencing, mouse models, immunofluorescence


Benard L. Maas Fellowship