Principal Investigator

Daniel GioeliDaniel Gioeli, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
Phone: 434-982-4243


Graduate Students 

Thomas ScottTommy Scott

UVA MSTP student working in the Gioeli lab, co-supervised with Dr Guertin, UCONN (


Lab Specialists

Devin Roller, Gioeli LabDevin Roller

Senior Laboratory Specialist
Phone: 4-8766

Adam SpencerAdam Spencer

Laboratory Specialist


Undergraduate Students

Cristen HuynhCristen Huynh

Undergraduate Student


Christopher XiChristopher Xie

Undergraduate Student

Statistics and Biology

Former Lab Members

Postdoctoral trainees:

Dr. Samson Amos, 01/2010 – 01/2011  Research Scientist

Dr. Yulia Koryakina, 03/2009 – 05/2014  UVA Cancer Center Farrow Fellow

Dr. L. Morgan-Obrien (MD), 2013 – 2014  UVA Cancer Center Farrow Fellow

Dr. Kate Owen, 06/2016 – 12/2017  Instructor in MIC

Dr. Huy Ta, 9/2011 – 1/2019 Research Scientist

Graduate Students:

Agata Leśniewska, Fulbright visiting graduate student, Poland, July 2020 – August 2022

Patryk Krakowiak, Fulbright visiting graduate student, Poland, July 2019-August 2020

Sylwia Hasterok, Fulbright visiting graduate student, Poland, July 2019-August 2020

Anna Piasecka, visiting MS student from Warsaw University, 07/2010 – 08/2011

Ann Kolodziejczak, visiting MS student from Institute of Human Genetics, Poznan, 05/2014 – 06/2015

Laboratory Specialists:

Shriti Bhadel, 06/2008 – 07/2010

Sam Jackson, 06/2015 – 01/2016

Mel Ivey, 09/2010 – 08/2013

Garnett Mingledorff, 9/2016 – 10/2018

Madison Ramsden, 06/2014 – 06/2015

Natalie Dworak,  10/2016 – 3/2019

University of Virginia Undergraduate Mentoring, Senior Honors Thesis supervisor:

Hannah Ashe, Chemistry, UVA Class of 2021. Saxon Undergraduate Scholar. Project: Tumor Oncogene Driven Differences in the Expression of Immune Modulatory Proteins in Endothelial Cells in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Sarah Hall, Biomedical Engineering, UVA Class of 2021. Project: The Additive Cytotoxic Effect of BMS754807 and BMS599626 on the Head and Neck Cancer Proteome.

David Aaronson; Chemistry, UVA class of 1999. Project: AR phosphorylation in prostate cancer progression.

James Edwards; Chemistry, UVA class of 2006. Project: Development of Polymeric Metal Complexes for prostate cancer therapy.

Chris Reynolds; Chemistry, UVA class of 2006. Project: Brm and Brg1 regulation of AR transcription.

Daniel Neitzke; Biology, UVA class of 2009, Harrison Fellow. Project: Combinatorial therapeutic targets in bladder cancer signaling pathways.

Michelle Kew; Biology, UVA of 2011, Harrison Fellow. Project: Targeting the EGFR and STAT3 pathways in melanoma

Hilary Whitworth; Biology; UVA class of 2011, Harrison. Fellow Project: Signaling pathways targeting AR transcriptional activity

Kurtis Jungersen; Engineering; UVA class of 2015 Project: Development of an Inventory Management System for Research Laboratories

Rose Sleppy; Chemistry, UVA class of 2018, Harrison Fellow. Project: Therapeutic Potential of Inhibiting CHK2 Signaling for Prostate Cancer

Ashe (Jeffrey) Allende; Engineering, UVA class of 2018, Harrison Fellow.  Project: Designing a Cardiac Metastasis Model

Samantha Reiss; UVA class of 2019, Project: The Effect of Disrupted and Healthy Sleep on Pancreatic Cancer Growth

Jamison Burkes; UVA Class of 2019, Project: Optimization of a Dynamic Culture System for Tumor Microenvironment

Additional Undergraduate mentees:

Marissa Minor; Chaminade University; Summer Research Intern Program UVA 2009. Project: Effect of Cortactin on AR Tyrosine Phosphorylation and Transcription.

Angélica M. Gonzalez-Sanchez; University of Puerto Rico; Summer Research Intern Program UVA 2012. Project: Effect of Aurora kinases on AR mediated prostate cancer cell growth.

Alyssa Dixon; Chaminade University; Summer Research Intern Program UVA 2013. Project: Combinations of targeted small molecule kinase inhibitors in HNSCC.

Nicole Williams; Megar Evers University CUNY; Summer Research Intern Program UVa 2016. Project: Effect of CHK2 signaling inhibitors on AR mediated prostate cancer cell growth.

Ashley Fox; Middleburry College. Summer Intern with fellowship from Middlebury 2016. Project: Chemotherapeutic response of NSCLC in a 3D in vitro TME model.

Shirin Parsa; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Summer Research Intern Program UVA 2018. Project: Effect of sleep hormones on NSCLC growth.


Colleen Geraghty, 04/2015 – 08/2015

April Pisano, 08/2015 – 05/2016