Padma Kadiyala

Immunology Program Graduate Student Candidate


Padma received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is currently perusing her thesis work in the lab of Dr. Marina Pasca Di Magliano, where she is investigating immunotherapy approaches to reprogram pancreas cancer tumor microenvironment.

Research Interests

Padma is studying how stromal components inhibit anti-tumor T cell responses in pancreatic cancer.


Flowcytometry, Microscopy, qRT-PCR, Organoid-culture, RNAScope

Hobbies and Extracurricular Activities

Outside of lab, Padma enjoys baking and hiking.