Department of Pathology

Traci Wilgus, PhD

Associate Professor

Traci Wilgus, PhD




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Office Location:

M364B Starling-Loving Hall

Mailing Address:

129 Hamilton Hall
1645 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210


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

Sponsor: NIH/NIAMS

Dates: 3/1/17-2/28/19

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

Selected Publications

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