Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Lukas D. Wartman

Lukas D. Wartman, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Stem Cell Biology

Clinical Interests

  • Leukemia

Research Interests

  • Leukemogenesis
  • Acute promeylocytic leukemia
  • Cancer genomics
  • Epigenetics


  • 314-362-9669 (office)
  • 314-362-9333 (fax)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8007
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 628 Southwest Tower (office)
  • Room 626 Southwest Tower (lab)


Dr. Wartman led the study that sequenced the first mouse model of human cancer (a mouse model of APL developed in Timothy Ley's Lab). He recently started his own lab, which is extending the findings from that study to more than 100 banked tumors from the same model. He is studying the role of loss of function mutations in Kdm6a, a histone H3K27 demethylase, in the role of AML and cancer pathogenesis. He is also an active member of The Genome Institute at Washington University where he serves as Assistant Director of the Cancer Genomics Section. In this regard, his research interest is in using ChIP-Seq to define epigenetic changes in cancer. Clinically, Dr. Wartman treats leukemia and bone marrow transplant patients and is involved in making clinical sequencing available for cancer patients treated at the Siteman Cancer Center.