Caroline Gilmore

Portrait of Caroline Gilmore

Caroline Gilmore knew that she wanted to pursue research further to benefit patients and improve medicine. She began her research career at the University of Richmond using microscopy techniques to understand blood clotting properties.

Gilmore received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology with a minor in mathematics in 2017 from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. After graduation, she wanted to gain more research experience and accepted a post-baccalaureate position at the National Cancer Institute in the Optical Microscopy and Analysis Laboratory. During this time, she discovered a passion for microscopy and how to apply these technologies to understanding human diseases like cancer.

Gilmore currently works in the lab of Michael Dyer, PhD, Developmental Neurobiology, where she focuses on understanding telomere maintenance mechanisms in neuroblastoma. She earned her master's degree from the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in May 2021.

“Everyone at St. Jude is working hard for one common goal: helping our patients and kids across the world,” she says. “Being able to help impact research at this institution motivates me and reminds me why basic science is so important.”

Hometown: Denver, Colorado


Gilmore AC, Flaherty SJ, Somasundaram V, Scheiblin DA, Lockett SJ, Wink DA, Heinz WF. An in vitro tumorigenesis model based on live cell-generated oxygen and nutrient gradients. Commun Biol 2021;4(1): 477. 

Somasundaram V, Gilmore AC, Basudhar D, Palmieri EM, Scheiblin DA, Heinz WF, Cheng RYS, Ridnour, LA, Altan-Bonnet G, Lockett SJ, McVicar, DW, Wink DA. Inducible nitric oxide synthase-derived extracellular nitric oxide flux regulates proinflammatory responses at the single cell level. Redox Biol. 2020;28:101354. doi:10.1016/j.redox.2019.101354

Helms CC, Kapadia S, Gilmore AC, Lu Z, Basu S, Kim-Shapiro DB. Exposure of fibrinogen and thrombin to nitric oxide donor ProliNONOate affects fibrin clot properties. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2017;28(5):356-364. doi:10.1097/MBC.0000000000000602