William Wasilenko, PhD, serves as Vice Dean for Research at EVMS, where he oversees the institution's research endeavors. He previously served as EVMS' Senior Associate Dean for Research.

Dr. Wasilenko, an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology, joined EVMS in 1989. He is a veteran educator – teaching medical and biomedical sciences students – and an experienced scientist who enjoyed support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and several foundations. With more than 20 years of experience in research administration, Dr. Wasilenko has provided leadership for various administrative functions that support research, and he has fostered new initiatives and research collaborations with a range of academic, government and corporate partners. He previously served as Director of the Biomedical Sciences PhD program and was Administrative Director of the EVMS Biotechnology Workforce Training program.

Dr. Wasilenko holds a PhD in Cell Biology from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee. He was the recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Cancer Institute for a postdoctoral fellowship.

His research interests include Tumor and Cell Biology, Signal Transduction, Biomedical Sensors and Medical Modeling and Simulation. He is the author or co-author of many academic publications and abstracts and has been the recipient of grant support for research from the NIH, NSF and several foundations.