Traci Wilgus, PhD
Our research focuses on skin biology and cutaneous pathology. Much of our work revolves around understanding how pro-inflammatory and pro-angiogenic regulatory pathways contribute to skin cancer development, wound healing, and scar formation Our lab also uses a model of fetal wound healing to identify novel pro- and anti-fibrotic signaling pathways and to understand the molecular mechanisms leading to regeneration and scarless healing in fetal skin.
Title: Evaluation of a novel pro-fibrotic regulatory pathway in the skin
Role: Principal Investigator
The primary goals of the studies proposed in this grant are to examine the role of Fetuin-A in cutaneous scar formation.
Academic and Medical Appointments
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio.
Education and Training
2003-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery, Loyola University Chicago Medical Center, Maywood, IL
2002-2003 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1998-2001 Ph.D., Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1995-1998 B.S., Microbiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH