Melinda L. Angus-Hill, PhD

Research Interests

  • Colon Cancer
  • Genetics Colon Cancer
  • Mouse Models of Cancer
  • Wnt/Beta-Catenin
  • Tcf/Lef
  • Genes, APC
  • Metastasis


Lab Website


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Oncological Sciences - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Cancer Center Programs: Nuclear Control of Cell Growth & Differentiation

Academic Office Information

  • Huntsman Cancer Institute
    2000 Circle of Hope
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Melinda Angus-Hill, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator, and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program.

Angus-Hill is currently principal investigator of a National Cancer Institute Mentored Career Development Award, "Mouse Models of Sporadic Colorectal Cancer." Previously, she was a research associate in the Department of Human Genetics working in the laboratory of Nobel Prize Laureate Mario Capecchi, PhD, where she co-led research in molecular and clinical approaches to colon cancer precursors.

Angus-Hill received a bachelor's degree in biology from Westminster College in Salt Lake City and a PhD in oncological sciences from the University of Utah.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Oncological Sciences
Undergraduate Westminster College
Honors Biology

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Bice BD, Stephens MR, Georges SJ, Venancio AR, Bermant PC, Warncke AV, Affolter KE, Hidalgo JR, Angus-Hill ML (2017). Environmental Enrichment Induces Pericyte and IgA-Dependent Wound Repair and Lifespan Extension in a Colon Tumor Model. Cell Rep, 19(4), 760-773.