Research Bench Lab

Microbiology & Immunology

Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory for Colon Cancer Research

Welcome to the Dwinell Laboratory! Here you'll find the latest on our lab's research into colon and other related cancers.



Michael B. Dwinell, PhD

Professor; Founding Director, Center for Immunology; Director, Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory for Colon Cancer Research; Leader, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics

Cancer Metastasis, Tumor Microenvironment, Mucosal Inflammation

Lab Members

Kathleen Boyle
Research Scientist II
PhD, University of Wisconsin

Donna McAllister
Research Associate

I am the laboratory manager for the Dwinell and Kalyanaraman laboratories. I work on cellular, molecular, and preclinical models of cancer and assist graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 

Natasha Moussouras
Predoctoral Student, Medical Scientist Training Program
BA, University of Southern California

Ishan Roy
Postdoctoral Student, Medical Scientist Training Program
BS,. Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University

My doctoral research is investigating the role for chemokines and chemokine receptors in pancreatic cancer invasion and metastasis. 

Jonathan Van Wickle
Predoctoral Student, Medical Scientist Training Program
BS, Brigham Young University

Dwinell Lab Seminars and Conferences



  • Inflammation and Cancer Cell Biology Research Group (ICCBRG)
  • Committee on Immunology
  • Microbiology & Immunology Department - Research In Progress

Recent Publications

Lab Alumni

Kim Agle, PhD
Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

Amanda Cooper, MD
Dermatology Residency, University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago

Luke Drury, PhD
Human Molecular Geneticist, Prevention Genetics

Sheena Faherty
Predoctoral student, Duke University, Durham, NC

Soonyean Hwang, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University

Priscilla Johanesen, PhD
Instructor at Monash University, Australia

Jennifer Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director Office of Research Compliance at The Commonwealth Medical College

Rebecca Vongsa, PhD
Scientist III at Kimberly Clark Corporation

Michael Wendt, PhD
Assistant Professor Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University

Noah Zimmerman, PhD
Vice President of Research and Development at Agro BioSciences, Inc, Milwaukee, WI