Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Priyanka Verma

Priyanka Verma, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Molecular Oncology

Research Interests

  • DNA repair and replication
  • Genomic instability in cancers
  • Oncogenes
  • BRCA-mutation


  • 314-286-1906 (office)
  • 314-286-1916 (lab)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8069
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 807, McDonnell Medical Sciences Building (lab)


2005 BSc in Chemistry and Botany, University of Lucknow, India
2007 MSc in Biotechnology, University of Pune, India
2012 PhD in Biochemistry and Microbiology, National Institute of Immunology, India
Post-graduate Training
2013-2015 Postdoctoral Associate (Chemistry and Cell Biology), The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
2015-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher (Cancer Biology), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Academic Positions
2021-present Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Honors & Awards
2007 Awarded Gold Medal for securing highest score in Master’s Exams, University of Pune, India
2005-2007 Department of Biotechnology Master’s Fellowship, India
2007-2012 Department of Biotechnology Research Fellowship, India
2017-2019 Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award, OCRA Alliance, USA
2020-2021 Ovarian Cancer Translational Center of Excellence Award, University of Pennsylvania, USA
2021 Intersections Science Fellow, Yale School of Medicine, USA