Kelsey Dillehay McKillip

Kelsey Lyn Dillehay McKillip , PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Medical Sciences Building


COM Pathology Dillehay McKillip Lab - 0529


Doctorate: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2014 (Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine)

Bachelor of Science: Muskingum College Concord, Ohio, 2009 (Biology and Chemistry)

Positions and Work Experience

2015 -To Present Director, UC Biorepository , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2015 -To Present Technical Director, Precision Medicine Laboratory, UC Health, Cincinnati, OH

2016 -To Present Technical Director, UC Histopathology Core Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2015 -2017 Instructor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2017 -To Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Research Support

Grant: #1U01CA267985 Investigators:Dillehay McKillip, Kelsey; Greis, Kenneth; Wise-Draper, Trisha 02-15-2022 -01-31-2027 National Cancer Institute Optimization of peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) processing for robust downstream functional immune cell analysis and correlation with therapeutic efficacy Role:Collaborator 353556.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Dillehay, K.L., Seibel, W.L., Lu, S., & Dong, Z (2015. ) Target validation and structure-activity analysis of a series of novel PCNA inhibitors.Pharmacol Res Perspect, , 3 (2 ) ,e00115 More Information

Smith, S.J., Gu, L., Phipps, E.A., Dobrolecki, L.E., Mabrey, K.S., Gulley, P., Dillehay, K.L., Dong, Z., Fields, G.B., Chen, Y.R., Ann, D., Hickey, R.J., & Malkas, L.H (2015. ) A Peptide mimicking a region in proliferating cell nuclear antigen specific to key protein interactions is cytotoxic to breast cancer.Mol Pharmacol, , 87 (2 ) ,263-76 More Information

Dillehay, K.L., Lu, S., & Dong, Z (2014. ) Antitumor effects of a novel small molecule targeting PCNA chromatin association in prostate cancer.Mol Cancer Ther, , 13 (12 ) ,2817-26 More Information

Murr, A.H., Goldberg, A.N., Pletcher, S.D., Dillehay, K., Wymer, L.J., & Vesper, S.J. (2012. ) Some chronic rhinosinusitis patients have elevated populations of fungi in their sinuses.Laryngoscope, , 122 (7 ) ,1438-45 More Information

Cui, L., Dillehay, K., Chen, W., Shen, D., Dong, Z., & Li, W (2012. ) Association of the CYP1B1 Leu432Val polymorphism with the risk of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis.Mol Bio Rep, , 39 (7 ) ,7465-71 More Information

Tan, Z., Wortman, M., Dillehay, K.L., Seibel, W.L., Evelyn, C.R., Smith, S.J., Malkas, L.H., Zheng, Y., Lu, S., & Dong, Z (2012. ) Small-molecule targeting of proliferating cell nuclear antigen chromatin association inhibits tumor cell growth.Mol Pharmacol, , 81 (6 ) ,811-9 More Information

Honors and Awards

2009 -2013 Choose Ohio First Fellowship, University of Cincinnati

2012 The University Research Council Summer Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Cincinnati

2009 Hodges Research Grant, Muskingum College


International Society of Biological and Enivronmental Biorepositories (ISBER) (Science Policy Committee ) Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 2018 -To Present

Professional Affiliation

2015 -To Present: International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)

2015 -To Present: Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)

2016 -To Present: American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP)

Contact Information

Medical Sciences Building
Room 1253A
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267
Phone: (513) 558-6010