Traci A Wilgus, PhD

Traci Wilgus


College of Medicine



Academic Title

Assoc Professor

Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Research Interest

Wounds and Injuries ● Inflammation ● Cancer ● Skin Cancer ● Edema ● Leg Ulcer ● Varicose Ulcer ● Sunburn ● Papilloma ● Choroidal Neovascularization

Traci Wilgus, PhD, is a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James, where her research focuses on the pro-angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in skin carcinogenesis.

Her research has revealed that VEGFR-1 is expressed by normal epidermal keratinocytes and tumor cells from non-melanoma skin cancers. Now, her studies are evaluating whether VEGF can directly influence those cells by signaling through VEGFR-1.

Dr. Wilgus has co-authored many articles in well-respected publications, including Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, Wound Repair and Regeneration, Methods in Molecular Biology and Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Office Location

M364B Starling Loving Hall

320 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210




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