Faculty Profiles

Calli A. Versagli

Associate Professor
274 Science Hall



PhD, University of Notre Dame
BS, Saint Mary’s College

Research Interests 

  • ROS in the survival of extracellular matrix (ECM)-detached breast cancer cells
  • ROS in the survival of ECM-detached ovarian cancer cells
  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Tumor cell metabolism
  • Cancer immunology

Courses Recently Taught 

  • BIO 105: Cells to self
  • BIO 105L: Cells to self lab
  • BIO 106L: Mendel, Darwin, and the world we live in lab
  • BIO 141L: Human anatomy and physiology I lab
  • BIO 211L: Introduction to genetics lab
  • BIO 310: Teaching in biology
  • BIO 417: Cancer biology
  • BIO 485: Research in biology

Professional Experience 

  • Harper Cancer Research Institute, University of Notre Dame, research coordinator
  • Biology Department, Saint Mary's College, faculty
  • Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, adjunct assistant professional specialist

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Davison, Calli A., Sienna M. Durbin, Matthew R. Thau, Victoria R. Zellmer, Sarah E. Chapman, Justin Diener, Connor Wathen, W. Matthew Leevy, Zachary T. Schafer. "Antioxidant Enzymes Mediate Survival of Breast Cancer Cells Deprived of Extracellular Matrix." Cancer Res. Jun 15, 73(12) (2013): 3704-15.
  • Davison, Calli A., Sarah E. Chapman, Todd A. Sasser, Connor Wathen, Justin Diener, Zachary T. Schafer, W. Matthew Leevy. "Multimodal Optical, X-ray CT, and SPECT Imaging of a Mouse Model of Breast Cancer Lung Metastasis." Curr Mol Med. Mar 1, 13(3) (2013): 368-76.   
  • Davison, Calli A., Zachary T. Schafer. "Keeping A Breast of Recent Developments in Cancer Metabolism." Curr Drug Targets. Sep 1, 11(9) (2010): 1112-20.   

Professional Memberships 

American Association for Cancer Research, 2010-present
American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB), 2015- present
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, 2007-present