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Anna E.  Vilgelm

Anna E. Vilgelm, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor in Cancer Biology

Contact Information:

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
432 Preston Research Building
2220 Pierce Ave
Nashville, TN 37232-6307
(615) 936-2911
Fax: (615) 322-0375


The main focus of my research program is on design and preclinical evaluation of novel therapeutic strategies for treatment of metastatic cancers, including breast cancer and melanoma. The approach is to use clinically relevant tumor models such as patient-derived xenografts (PDXs), as well as humanized and immunocompetent transgenic tumor-bearing mice to design rational combinations of novel and emerging cancer therapies, including tumor-targeting and immune-stimulating therapies, to ultimately improve treatment outcomes for cancer patients.

  • Ph.D., Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia (2011)
  • M.D., Russian State Medical University, Moscow, Russia (2005)
  • M.Sc., Russian State Medical University, Moscow, Russia (2005)