Linda Berg LueckeLinda Berg Luecke

Research Interest

Cancer Biology; Biochemistry; Immunology


BS, 2010, Carroll University

Major: Chemistry

MS, 2012, University of Dayton
Major: Chemistry

Research Experience

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Advisor: Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD, 2013-2014
Project: Biology of exosomes and their association with cancer development and metastasis. Tumor-derived exosomes’ utility as circulating biomarker in early detection of cancer.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Blood Research Institute
Advisor: Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, 2014-2016
Project: Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-based NK cell-mediated cellular immunotherapy.


Melo S.A., Luecke, L.B., Kahlert, C., Fernandez, A., Gammon, S.T, Kaye J., LeBleu, V.S, Mittendorf E.A., Weitz J., Rahbari N., Reissfelder, C., Fraga, M., Piwnica-Worms, D. and Kalluri, K. (2015). Identification of GPC1 as a Specific Biomarker for Circulating Cancer Exosomes with Utility for Detection of Early Stage Pancreas Cancer. Nature 523, 177-182.

Sunchu, B., Berg, L., Ward, H. E., Lopper, M. E. (2012). Identification of a small molecule PriA helicase inhibitor. Biochemistry 51, 10137-46.


spending time with family, DIY projects, camping, fishing and hunting