Traci A Wilgus, PhD

Traci Wilgus

College

College of Medicine

Division/Department

Pathology

Academic Title

Asst Professor

Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Research Interest

Inflammation, Wounds and Injuries, Skin Neoplasms, Dermatitis, Neoplasms, Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced, Disease Models, Animal, Fibrosis, Prenatal Injuries, Sunburn

Dr. Wilgus studies the involvement of the pro-angiogenic growth factor vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in skin carcinogenesis. VEGF is known to contribute to skin carcinogenesis by enhancing angiogenesis. Her lab has found that VEGFR-1 (VEGF receptor-1) is expressed by normal epidermal keratinocytes and tumor cells from non-melanoma skin cancers. Studies are underway to determine whether VEGF can directly influence these cells by signaling through VEGFR-1, and the potential importance of epithelial VEGFR-1 signaling for the growth and development of skin tumors.


Education and Background

Office Locations

M364B Starling Loving Hall

320 W 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


614-366-8526

614-366-9389



Publications

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