Research Collaborate Lab Bench

Medical Scientist Training Program

Linda BergLuecke

Linda Berg Luecke

G2 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Rebekah Gundry, PhD, Biochemistry


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


MS, Chemistry, University of Dayton, 2012
BS, Chemistry, Carroll University, 2010

Research Interests

Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology

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.

Versiti Blood Center 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.

General Interests

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