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: Understanding the role of VEGF in scar formation

Role: Principal Investigator

Sponsor: NIH/NIAMS

Dates: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2023

The primary goal of this project is to understand whether VEGF can directly stimulate fibroblasts to promote scar formation in the skin.

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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