Christopher M Weghorst, PhD

Christopher Weghorst


College of Public Health

Academic Title


Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Research Interest

Cancer ● Carcinoma, Squamous Cell ● Mouth Cancer ● Adenoma ● Carcinoma ● Leukoplakia ● Glioma ● Microsatellite Instability

Christopher Weghorst, PhD, is a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at OSUCCC – James, where his work has earned him national recognition as a leader in molecular and comparative carcinogenesis research.

In particular, he focuses on genetic susceptibility to cancer, food-based cancer prevention, and translational assessment of prevention approaches in clinical trials.

One of his recent studies indicates that targeting the pro-inflammatory cytokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor could be a promising strategy in oral cancer prevention or therapy.

Dr. Weghorst has co-authored many articles in well-respected publications, including International Journal of Cancer, Cancer Prevention Research, Gynecologic Oncology and Molecular Carcinogenesis.

Office Location

436 Cunz Hall

1841 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210




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