Faculty
Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Jessica M. Silva-Fisher

Jessica M. Silva-Fisher, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Stem Cell Biology

Research Interests

  • Long non-coding RNAs
  • RNA biology
  • Genomics
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer

Contact

  • 314-273-4216 (office)
  • 314-273-4364 (fax)
  • Division of Oncology
    Mail Stop 8069-0021-09
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 9940A, Wohl Clinic Building
    4950 Children’s Place, St. Louis, MO (office)
  • Room 9940, Wohl Clinic Building
    4950 Children’s Place, St. Louis, MO (lab)

Biosketch

Education
2000-2004 Certificate 2+2 program, Biology, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX
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
2019-2021 Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Stem Cell Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2021-present Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Stem Cell Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
2016-2020 Co-Chair, Department of Medicine Trainee Inclusion and Cultural Awareness Task Force, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2019-present Associate Member, Siteman Cancer Center
2020-present Co-Director, Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2020-present General Membership, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2020-present Wohl Clinic 9th Floor Seminar Leader
2021-present Planning Committee, Mayo Clinic Women Physicians and Scientists Society Program
2021-present Faculty Advisory Board, Diversity in Cancer Research High School Initiative, WUSTL Cancer Research Club, Washington University, 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, 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
2020 Washington University School of Medicine Faculty Diversity Scholar Award
2021 Harvard Medical School Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare Conference, Department of Medicine Scholarship
2021 Grant Writing Coaching Study NRMN Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators (SETH) Study Participant
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
2014-2019 Washington University Postdoctoral Association
2014-2019 National Postdoctoral Association
2016-2019 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)
2019-present Siteman Cancer Center
2019-present RNA Society
2021-present RNA Society Mentoring Program (Mentor)
2021-present Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Alumni Committee
2021-present Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Women Physician and Scientist Affinity Group