Oncology Division

Jessica M. Silva-Fisher, PhD

Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Stem Cell Biology

Research Interests

  • Long non-coding RNAs
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Solid tumor biology
  • Genomics


  • 314-362-2366 (phone)
  • 314-362-1953 (fax)
  • Room 740 Southwest Tower (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8007
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110


2002-2005 BS, Biology, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
2006-2011 PhD, Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN
Academic Positions & Employment
2002-2006 Research Assistant, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
2007-2011 Manager, Mayo Clinic Diversity in Education Blog, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
2011-2014 Senior Staff Scientist, McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2014-2019 Postdoctoral Associate, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2019-present Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Stem Cell Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
2016-present Co-Chairman, Department of Medicine Trainee Inclusion and Cultural Awareness Task Force, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Honors & Awards
2004 Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2004 Mayo Clinic Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity Fellowship
2006 Certificate of Recognition Award from the Mayor and City Council San Antonio
2007 Student Representative for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Mayo Clinic
2008 AACR Minority Scholars in Cancer Research Award
2009 AACR Minority Scholars in Cancer Research Award
2009 Cambridge Who’s Who’s Award among Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs Award
2010 National Institute of Health National Graduate Student Research Festival Award
2015 AACR Get-Your-Rear-In-Gear (GYRIG) Scholar-In-Training-Award
2015 Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship
2015 NCI Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant
Professional Societies & Organizations
2000-present American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
2000-present AACR Women in Cancer Research (WICR)
2000-present AACR Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR)
2014-2018 NGS Leaders
2014-present Washington University Postdoctoral Association
2014-present National Postdoctoral Association
2016-present Trainee Inclusion and Cultural Awareness Task Force in Department of Medicine
2016-present Academic Women’s Network (AWN)
2016-present The Forum for Women in Internal Medicine (FWIM)