Traci A Wilgus, PhD
College of Medicine
Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
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.