Articles: Melanoma

Focus Magazine recently spoke with Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D., associate professor in Wistar’s Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis program. She joined Wistar in 2011 from the National Institutes of Health and her research interests include melanoma and the relationship between cancer and aging.

Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D.

Focus: What brought you to The Wistar Institute?

I chose to come because Wistar has one of the world’s foremost melanoma programs, which is led by Meenhard Herlyn. I love that the Institute has such a large focus on basic cancer research, but it is also affiliated with some nearby, very prestigious hospitals.


Legendary ABC News correspondent and cancer research advocate Sam Donaldson has been named to an honorary position on Wistar’s Melanoma Research Center Advisory Board.