Emily Lasse

Emily Lasse-Opsahl

Graduate Student


I graduated from Purdue University in May 2020 with my Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry. I joined the Cancer Biology Program in fall of 2020 and am now pursuing my PhD in Dr. Marina Pasca di Magliano's lab where we study the tumor microenvironment in the context of pancreatic cancer. My hobbies include cooking, reading, and cuddling my dog.

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the formation of the premetastatic niche within the lung in the context of pancreatic cancer. Specifically, I am interested in the role of fibroblasts and JAK/STAT3 signaling on establishment of the premetastatic niche. 

Techniques Used

Single cell RNA sequencing, mouse models, cell culture, IF/IHC staining


2021-2022: University of Michigan T32 in Cancer Biology; NCI Training Grant T32-CA009676
2022: Rackham Candidate Grant