Founder’s Granddaughter, Samantha Kasselman, Assists on Pancreatic Cancer Project at University of Michigan

Samantha Kasselman began working in the University of Michigan Pancreatic Cancer Research Lab since 2018.  She has followed in her grandmother’s footsteps with a desire to save lives for those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Samantha is able to excel her knowledge with the guidance of Timothy L. Frankel,MD, Mariana Pasca Di Magliano, PhD and Howard Crawford, PhD.  Samantha, along with her fellow researchers, recently published a study through the University of Michigan.
The study is called “Interleukin 22 Signaling Regulates Acinar Cell Plasticity to Promote Pancreatic Tumor Development in Mice”.  Please visit to learn more about their project and the findings.